Inductive reasoning

Tuesday. The word of the day is extricate.

We all know what the $3.5 trillion “Build Back Better” bill costs. But do you also know what’s in it? Not many people do and, as Tim Miller puts it, that’s a problem. It’s hard to sell something if you can’t explain it clearly.

A study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that stricter government-led covid restrictions in blue states resulted in less infections in those states. The researchers concluded that, in the US, politics played a significant role in prevention. Their secondary conclusion, that public health officials, not politicians, should be in charge of these responses is a little less self evident.

Ian Haney Lopez on Ezra Klein on David Shor. Lots of hand wringing by Democrats these days. Not a bad thing, necessarily.

It would have taken a miracle for Police Chief Art Acevedo to have survived the dysfunction in Miami city government. He’s now suspended but city managers say they will give him a fair trial before firing him. Say, doesn’t Boston need a Police Commissioner?

And leaf peeping is not what it used to be.

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