Texas is poised to kill more of its own citizens. No, not with the death penalty — we knew that already — but with its reliance on poorly regulated fossil fuel energy. Also, the Biden administration is dragging its feet on preventing a major wave of housing evictions, while signs are mounting that the country may not have won its battle with COVID-19 just yet. All that and much more in today’s Midday Poster below, exclusively for subscribers.

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• A Democratic governor could block a state utility takeover.

• States are protecting the identity of dark money donors.

• The Supreme Court ignores troubling links between major food brands and child slavery.

• Kyrsten Sinema’s filibuster stance ignores the suffering of her constituents.

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