Good morning. Today's Smart Brevity count: 1,205 words, 4.5 minutes.
🚨Tonight on “Axios on HBO” at 11:16pm ET/PT on all HBO platforms:
- Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) says she wants every Cabinet seat to go to a progressive if Joe Biden wins. (See clip.)
- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) tells Jonathan Swan that he is “very worried” about the national debt under President Trump. (See clip.)
Back to energy: Today, I share a glimpse of my Harder Line column, which sizes up a potential second Trump term. (Next week, I look at a potential Biden presidency.) Then, in the rest of the newsletter, Ben Geman gets you up to speed on other news.