Trial and error

It’s Monday. This is the first time that March 22nd has fallen on a Monday since 2010.

Remember when ex-presidents didn’t criticize sitting presidents? Pepperidge Farms remembers.

Charlie Baker’s reputation as a pragmatic, business-oriented leader got banged up after the state’s initial handling of vaccine distribution. It certainly looked like his team didn’t know what they were doing. But the Globe reports that behind the scenes they were following the private sector playbook of innovating, correcting and iterating toward a successful approach. And now Massachusetts is one of the most effective states at getting people vaccinated. So there.

European markets account for most sales of Kentucky whiskey. But Trump-era tariffs are threatening to close that business down. Industry leaders in the red state are now appealing to the new administration for help to ease those tariffs.

Some people fly from Boston to New York rather than taking the train. They would say it’s faster despite all the hassles at the airport. And it is faster. But only by about five minutes, as Thomas Pallini found out. So I’ll stick to the train.

And if you get vaccinated you might get a doughnut. That sounds like a good deal to me.

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