Good morning! Today's Smart Brevity count: 1,076 words (4-min read).

  • I was one of the 39,000 DC residents who lost power for an hour or more Saturday afternoon. It reminded me of how our continuous access to electricity (regardless of what kind of energy fuels it) is so essential and often under-appreciated.
  • My latest Harder Line column looks at the new social movement forming around climate-change action. I'll share that and then Ben Geman will get you up to speed on other news.