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The Editorial Board’s Lindsay Beyerstein wrote
 about the GOP’s new catchphrase, “Let’s go, Brandon.” She explains the coded message for “Fuck Joe Biden” tells us violence isn’t a result of MAGA politics. It is MAGA politics. “The phrase itself is goofy, but it’s totally unacceptable for a pilot of a major airline to repeat MAGA catchphrases from the cockpit during an epidemic of right-wing air rage.”

The Editorial Board’s Rod Graham pushes the reset button on the debate over police reform. To begin, remember that police are “violence workers” mismatched with tasks requiring diplomacy, tact and nonviolence. “These facts lend themselves to supporting some kind of police reform. And so, the question becomes, what would police reform mean in practice? What does ‘Defund the Police’ mean?

The Editorial Board’s Noah Berlatsky writes about the link between low inflation and high economic inequality, and why a millionaire like West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin does not want to talk about it. “This may be part of the reason researchers have found a link between very low inflation and high levels of inequality.”

The Editorial Board’s Mia Brett writes about two cases heard before the Supreme Court this week and how the one about abortion may end up influencing the one about guns in ways that seemed to have made Justice Brett Kavanaugh squirm a bit. “Shockingly, it’s not all bad news out of the court but some of the good news on abortion could be owed to a brief from the Firearms Policy Coalition (yes, seriously).

The Editorial Board’s Matt Robison dives into the policy of social insurance, and why the government should push more wealth down to the young who need it instead of pushing wealth up to the old who don’t. “This isn’t exactly rocket science: investments in younger generations mean more people living healthier lives, costing the government less, paying more taxes and having more of their own resources later in life.”

John Stoehr is the editor of the Editorial Board. He writes the daily edition open and available to all. Find him @johnastoehr.

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