Phil Specter: For some reason, I always remember this line from the old show ThirtySomething: “Philadephia, where it all began. Philadephia, where it can all begin again.” Well, the latest thing beginning again in Philly is an indoor mask mandate. Related from the NYT: The Unbelievable Stupidity of Ending Global Covid Aid.

+ Subway Attack: “At least 16 people were injured in a Brooklyn subway shooting this morning, according to officials, with 10 suffering gunshot wounds and five people in critical but stable condition.” The suspect is still on the loose. Here’s the latest from CNN.

+ Things Are Blowing Up: “From February to March, inflation rose 1.2%, the biggest month-to-month jump since 2005.” US inflation jumped 8.5% in past year, highest since 1981.

+ Ghost Buster: “In 2021, about 20,000 suspected ghost guns were recovered by law enforcement in criminal investigations and reported to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The figure marked a tenfold increase from 2016, according to the White House.” The Biden administration is regulating ‘ghost guns.’ Here’s what the rule does. (My guess is that stopping the sale of these gun kits and 3d printable models helps big gun manufacturers who sell the original models and that’s why this is able to get done.)

+ This is not OK: “Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a bill into law on Tuesday that makes it a felony to perform an abortion, punishable by up to 10 years in prison, as part of an aggressive push in Republican-led states across the country to scale back abortion rights.”

+ Keep Your Johnson In Next Time: Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak to be fined over lockdown parties. “Mr Johnson’s fine makes him the UK’s first serving prime minister to be sanctioned for breaking the law.” (In England, you get fined for partying. In America, you can try to overthrow democracy and nothing happens.)