The $100 Million Superhorse Powering This Year's Kentucky Derby - Bloomberg and Nyquist's Win is a Boost for Uncle Mo - Wall Street Journal
Churchill Downer: The Forgotten Racial History of Kentucky's State Song - NPR and The Forgotten History of African-American Jockeys - NPR
Voters approve nation's most-expensive high school football stadium - USA Today (h/t the Reporter). Texas, always with the right priorities:
At $62.8 million, the total would be more than the $60 million that Allen spent for Eagle Stadium, which is an 18,000-seat stadium. It also would be more than the $62.5 million that Katy is spending for its stadium scheduled to open in 2017. Construction is ongoing.U.S. Corn Production Set to Rise, Boosting Supplies - Wall Street Journal. It is going to get ugly here in the midwest.
The bond was approved with 63% of the vote.
Under Attack, Commodity Promotion Programs Try To Hide Their Emails - The Salt
How Breakfast Became a Thing - Priceonomics. Or, breakfresh, as my grandma used to pronounce it.
Exploring America's Largest Collection of Early Tavern Signs - Atlas Obscura
The Road To The Chicken Ranch - Texas Monthly. I didn't realize the origin of the name came out of the Great Depression.
'You want a description of Hell?' Oxycontin's 12-Hour Problem - Los Angeles Times. America's drug epidemic has many very dark and interweaving themes, and big business is one of them.
Private schools, painful secrets - Boston Globe. Spotlight focuses on another decades-long institutional sex abuse coverup.
Why is simpler better? - Aeon
Warren Buffett's mobile home empire preys on the poor - Center for Public Integrity. Sure, a lot of his folksiness is just marketing, but this really does look bad.
A Portrait of Coal Town on the Brink of Death - VICE
I Know Why Poor Whites Chant Trump, Trump, Trump - STIR
Donald Trump Is Campaigning on the New Deal - New York Magazine
Ted Cruz Backers Seek to Control Convention Platform - New York Times. As if the GOP convention wasn't going to be a big enough fiasco already. This party needs destroyed.
Graphs Showing Agricultural Trends - Big Picture Agriculture. Thankfully, Big Picture Agriculture is back. Nothing especially surprising about this milk production chart, but I need some kind of graphic for my links post, and this one will work.