Who is hiding the huge energy and water costs of the artificial-intelligence buildout? What was the exact moment the Democratic Party began losing working-class voters, especially in the South and Midwest? Why is a powerful right-wing think tank demanding an end to recreational sex? Where are lawmakers considering legislation to hide the details of public subsidies to billionaires? How much does it now cost to experience the traditional American Dream? And when will someone finally make Larry Summers put on the hot-dog-guy costume?

The answers to these questions and much more can be found below in today’s edition of Sirota’s Signals, a weekly dose of must-read stories, missed nuggets, and fun-but-worthwhile distractions from Lever founder David Sirota, exclusively for paid subscribers.