I’m a believer in continuous education. In that spirit and taking advantage of my Phase II retirement status I am reading more than ever the last few years. I spend a good part of my day reading and writing. One of the topics I don’t spend nearly enough time writing about is America’s opioid crisis. Three books have taught me a lot about it and made me reexamine my own prejudices. Please continue!
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SPECIAL NOTICE: RECOMMENDED READING LIST ADDITION
Recently I added Raising Lazarus: Hope, Justice, And The Future Of America’s Overdose Crisis by Beth Macy to the Recommended Reading List.
This is Macy’s second book on the opioid crisis, her first being Dopesick which is also on the list. 2 for 2; I’ll simply leave it at that.
SPECIAL NOTICE – RECOMMENDED READING ADDITION
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.
The Endorsement Of Cal Cunningham
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
The Endorsement Of Sara Gideon
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