The Best Writing on the Web, 4/23/18

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What we are reading and discussing today: "They Were Never Going to Let Me Be President": Amy Chozick writes in The New York Times about following Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail.

A Bloomberg presidency?: 2020 might be his best chance, writes Arick Wierson on CNN.

Public servants are becoming poorer: Working for state and local government doesn't come with economic security the way it has in the past, write Patricia Cohen and Robert Gebeloff in The New York Times.

Do guns...make us safer?: Brian Doherty writes for Reason about a CDC study from the 90s that suggests yes, they do.