‘Violence waiting to happen’ / Infrastructure Day / ‘The Great Resignation’: Here to stay

‘Violence waiting to happen.’ WhoWhatWhy’s Klaus Marre warns that—regardless of the outcome—the trial of Kenosha killer Kyle Rittenhouse “shows white supremacists how to get away with murder.”
Sun-Times columnist Mark Brown, who’s watched the whole thing on TV: “Acquitting Rittenhouse … would be the correct, if unjust, verdict.”
Read updating coverage of today’s closing arguments here … and watch here.
Bracing for trouble when it ends, the Chicago Police Department is limiting cops’ time off.

Surrender. Donald Trump’s longtime pal Steve Bannon turned himself into the feds today in connection with contempt charges after defying a U.S. House committee subpoena.
 CNN’s Brian Stelter: Bannon is right-wing media’s new martyr.
 A professor of constitutional democracy: This case sends a key question of presidential power to the courts.
(Cartoon: Keith J. Taylor.)

Ready to boost? Axios: “Chicagoans who think they’re ineligible for COVID-19 booster shots might be wrong.”
How long does a boost last? An expert tells Bloomberg: We need more data.”
Parents face a Thanksgiving dilemma for kids aged 5 to 11 who haven’t been fully vaccinated: To gather or not to gather?
The Intercept: As the pandemic dawned, “Hospitals Became Vaults That Hid Evidence of COVID-19’s Toll.”

Infrastructure Day. Gov. Pritzker and Mayor Lightfoot were to be on hand for President Biden’s signing of the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill—whose $17 billion for Illinois, Politico Illinois Playbook author Shia Kapos says, “will certainly have an impact on everyone.”
A thing to watch: Which Republicans will show up?
Watch live at 2 p.m. Chicago time here.

‘Nowhere near enough.’ The Conversation surveys experts on the outcome of this year’s UN climate summit.
A Princeton climate scientist says the goal of keeping Earth’s average temperature from rising 1.5 degrees Celsius “was already on life support … and now it’s about time to declare it dead.”
A roundup of global media reaction includes this from Scotland on Sunday: “We are still on the road to hell.”
A Texas State University environmental studies professor flags organized crime as a top driver of global deforestation.

‘The Great Resignation’: Here to stay. A University of California business professor explains why bosses need to get used to the challenge of finding good employees.
Matthew Yglesias in his Slow Boring newsletter: “Expanded legal immigration is the ultimate supply-side reform.

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Underscoring ‘the willingness of audiences to pay for content from their favorite writers directly.’ Axios’ Sara Fischer hails Substack’s announcement that more than a million people are chipping in cash to compensate creators publishing email newsletters on its platform …
 … including Judd Legum, whose Popular Information reports today: “New North Dakota law can’t be discussed in North Dakota schools.
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