I'm only on temporary break from work tonight, too - I'm monitoring the project right now, will take a break to go get my kids and make dinner, and then will get back online. So this post might be a little more terse than usual.
I did get out for my rollerblade today. I thought work might prevent me from going out, but there was enough of a lull that I decided to go out. I had to handle one work call about 2/3 of the way through, but it was still a nice outing. I'm glad I made it out.
Anyway, on to the links.
I have two local stories to share. First, our local paper reported on a rise in smuggling by ocean, which is honestly not a surprise. The existence of our big coastline is one of many reasons I think the border wall is a waste of money.
Second, remember the transit survey I shared earlier? There was an article about the feedback they're receiving via the survey.
Josh Marshall's post about how we should describe the President's crimesis worth your time.
I found this article about the policy opinions of undecided voters in Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania really interesting.
This ProPublica article about Anna, IL, and its inability to shake its past as a sundown town, is really good.
A health insurer is giving some people apartments because it makes their healthcare cheaper. I think this is a good program, but reading about making decisions about who gets a home based on whether it will "pay off" for the insurer is a bit rough. In the end, I think the existence of this program is an indictment on how we've organized our society.
In recommended listening: I found Ezra Klein's conversation with Michael Lind really interesting and thought-provoking.
This whole thing is perfect - the embedded video and Inslee's reaction to it:
I’m a Boomer and it’s time for our generation to do our part to defeat climate change. Ok, Boomers?— Jay Inslee (@JayInslee) November 8, 2019
(Did I do that right?) https://t.co/qimzF2yN92
Honestly, the inter-generational warfare on Twitter is getting very annoying. There are people working for solutions in every generation, and every generation has faced challenges. I wish we'd start learning from each others' perspectives and experiences instead of screaming at each other online.
📅 2nd November 2019— Rabbit of the Day 🐰 (@RabbitoftheDay) November 2, 2019
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Happy weekend, everyone!