I remember being puzzled by the WIN buttons.

Even as a kid I saw the mid-70s “Whip Inflation Now” campaign as a form of boosterism . . . and caught a whiff of something stupid. Looking back, after all these decades, I realize it may have helped shape my political outlook.

Which, to place the tittle atop the jot, always sports some incredulity. I roll my eyes at each pointless demonstration of the need to feel one is “contributing” by engaging in magical thinking and by calling ritual observance (especially of the small and useless improvised pieties that litter political life) “a solution.”

Or, worse yet, “science.”

You know what would make sense? Put it all in context?

Putting the letters WIN on a mask.