You likely know someone who died from opioids/drugs. I know of 16. 8 were friends. All from my hometown in NC.
11 months. Interviews with friends, families, and teachers.
What overdoses did to my hometown
from the @washingtonpost
listen, read, watch:
wapo.st/3gSNyUa


New: There was another person at the dinner with Trump, Ye, and Nick Fuentes. His name is Jamar Montgomery, and I spoke to him last night about an unexpected invitation to Mar-a-Lago. huffpost.com/entry/jamar-mo…

Good god- A 15-year-old canvassing for Raphael Warnock was shot yesterday in Savannah by a man who fired a gun through his front door savannahpd.org/spd-arrests-su…


Democracy was a major issue for Rs who backed Dems in the midterms: 64% of GOPers who voted for Democrats said Trump’s election denial was the #1 reason they did so.
Read @PaulBlu on some new polling from @StopBigMoney:

If you’re a good leader, you know when there’s a time to go or to stay.” ⁦A zen read on knowing when to fold by ⁦@anniekarninytimes.com/2022/12/02/us/…

Scoop: Jamal Simmons, VP Kamala Harris' communications director is leaving his post next month.
Staff was told today in an email.

Just absurd: Some news orgs are already describing GOP plans to "investigate" the 1/6 committee findings as a "counter-investigation." That grants an aura of seriousness to what will surely be a bad faith effort to discredit damning findings about Trump.
washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/…

"We’ve always joked, If Iowa doesn’t have the caucuses, are we Nebraska?" The traditional launching pad for presidential campaigns faces the end of its first-in-the-nation status. @tripgabriel nytimes.com/2022/12/02/us/…



When we asked about this yesterday, we were told that we were spreading gossip and it was beneath the Washington Post by the AG spokesman. Today, they say they’ve done an investigation and he’s resigned. twitter.com/nytimes/status…

New: A week ago, Elon Musk announced a great unbanning—Twitter would reverse thousands of suspensions, including Donald Trump. But also, scraped data shows, he freed an emboldened group of trolls, white nationalists, QAnoners, and extreme right-wingers. nbcnews.com/tech/internet/…



Inside edition: Last night, Biden was asked to tell Macron and other state dinner guests which foods represent America.
“Hot dogs, ice cream and spaghetti,” he replied.
Pelosi chimed in and told the French president she eats a hot dog a day.
🇺🇸
nytimes.com/2022/12/02/us/…


Donald J. Trump approved a key aspect of a tax fraud scheme orchestrated by several top executives at his family business, prosecutors said on Friday in their closing arguments at the company’s trial. Our story here: nytimes.com/2022/12/02/nyr…

Holy Crap. DeSantis keeps hosing down that sweetheart defense contractor behind the migrant flights with more money. But there still haven't be any more flights. A total of $3.4m for flying 50 people to Massachusetts. talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/the-swe…


The New Yorker on @PuckNews — specifically, a former New Yorker who is now a reluctant New Jerseyer


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"Mr. Green estimates that China could experience 50,000 deaths a day at the height of an uncontrolled surge." wsj.com/articles/china…





"If leaders have to answer for the violence they inspire, they will have a harder time gaining traction in the future." -- @juliettekayyem:
theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/…



This is a pretty big deal: the US Dept of Education finds after a 2-year investigation that Fairfax County, the largest school district in Virginia and 11th largest in the country, "badly failed students with disabilities during the coronavirus pandemic."
washingtonpost.com/education/2022…







Trump expressed solidarity with the mob that attacked the U.S. Capitol, sending a video of support to a fundraising event Thursday hosted by a group called the Patriot Freedom Project that is supporting families of those being prosecuted by the government. wapo.st/3gP0M4x