I just added Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty by: Patrick Radden Keefe to the Recommended Reading List.
This is a 30,000 foot view of the opioid crisis in America centered around the family most responsible for it. Radden combines the factual accuracy of a Jane Mayer, colorful antidotes and an almost Erik Larson ability to make non-fiction read like a compelling novel.
Combined with Beth Macy’s Dopesick this book will give you sufficient information on the opioid crisis.
North Carolina has a lot of political problems. One of them is its Congressional delegation. In my case I am currently “represented” in the Senate by Richard Burr and Thom Tillis; in the House by “Sleeping” (and thankfully retiring) George Holding. The good news (in addition to having been moved into David Price’s district for the next Congress) is that Tillis’ seat is up in 2020. With all that and much more in mind please continue as I explain why today tellthetruthonthem.com is endorsing Cal Cunningham for the United States Senate from North Carolina. Continue reading The Endorsement Of Cal Cunningham
While in 2020 the race for the White House will get most of the press the most important contest is for control of the Senate. One of the best Democratic pickup opportunities is in Maine. Fortunately the Democrats have a great candidate and tellthetruthonthem.com is endorsing her today. Meet Sara Gideon. Continue reading The Endorsement Of Sara Gideon
When I talk to young people I tell them if by the time they are forty years old when they look in the mirror if they don’t see their best teacher they did something wrong. I’m not going to sell math short and I agree with the emphasis put on STEM but reading is far and away the most important academic skill. Basically, if you can read you can teach yourself almost anything. Continue reading Last Minute Gift? Give Knowledge
There have been a few notable versions of the Two Americas speech in recent political history. Barack Obama’s 2004 keynote address to the Democratic National Convention in Boston arguably enabled his presidency. It is a different “two Americas” that I want to write about today. Let’s explore. Continue reading Posteriors In Prison