|• Trump’s latest tariffs plan would make everything more expensive.
• The Netflix drama Painkiller “reinforces pernicious misconceptions about pain treatment” suggests Reason‘s Jacob Sullum.
• “Of the 10 states with the highest Catholic school enrollment, Florida is the only one where Catholic school enrollment has grown over the past decade,” notes the Wall Street Journal editorial board. A new report credits this to not just population growth in Florida but also the state’s education vouchers and other programs promoting school choice. Another recent report notes that Jewish kindergarten enrollment in Florida is also up.
• “Texas’s overlapping abortion bans and draconian penalties for physicians—including life in prison, $100,000 fines and loss of medical licenses—were creating life-threatening delays in care for women with complicated pregnancies,” reports NPR. State Rep. Ann Johnson (D–District 134) helped pass a law (H.B. 3058) allowing exceptions for ectopic pregnancies and cases where a woman’s water breaks too early. “I think what was key about this legislation is that it did not have the term ‘abortion’ in it, and because of that, it did not become a political football,” she said.
• Some interesting commentary on shrinking class divides, following up on a study mentioned earlier this week about chain restaurants and stores serving as cross-class hubs: