Here are some notes and references from this week’s show:
Matthew Yglesias for Slow Boring: “$1.75 Trillion Is Plenty of Money to Write a Good Build Back Better Bill
Here Are Some Solid Options”
Simon Bazelon and David Shor for Slow Boring: “A Permanent CTC Expansion With a Sharper Means-Test Would Protect Poor Kids Better And Be More Popular”
Jonathan Chait for New York magazine: “Biden Should Take Manchin’s Deal Right Now”
David Wallace-Wells for New York magazine: “Gauteng’s Omicron Wave Is Already Peaking. Why?”
Derek Thompson for the Atlantic:”Is Omicron Milder?”
Azmat Khan for the New York Times: “Hidden Pentagon Records Reveal Patterns of Failure in Deadly Airstrikes”
Azmat Khan for the New York Times Magazine: “The Human Toll of America’s Air Wars”
Azmat Khan for the New York Times Magazine: “The Uncounted”
Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad
Here’s this week’s chatter:
Emily: Katie Benner, Zolan Kanno-Youngs, and Charlie Savage for the New York Times: “Some Inmates Can Stay Confined at Home After Covid Emergency, Justice Dept. Says”
John: The Power of Meaning, by Emily Esfahani Smith, Mozhan Marno, and On the Meaning of Life, by Will Durant
David: Hard Knocks In Season: The Indianapolis Colts
Listener chatter from Mo Trent: stuffin.space
For this week’s Slate Plus bonus segment Emily, John, and David discuss their most and least useful years of formal education. Special thanks to listener Sean McPherson for the suggestion.
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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank.
Research and show notes by Bridgette Dunlap.