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The Endorsement Of Josh Stein

The election this November will be a humdinger! Most of the attention will be on the top of the ballot. With the last article of my holiday hiatus and the first “non-dictated” of the year I thought I’d start out with a down ballot endorsement in my home state. The endorsement of Josh Stein for Governor of North Carolina. Continue reading The Endorsement Of Josh Stein

One To Watch For In ’24

I bet you expected a Georgia indictments article; well, I’ll spare you that, (for a few days anyway). Today I’d like to take a look at a pending case before the Supreme Court. I’m not sure whether that is good news or not; I just want to explore.

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3 Books Leading Toward An Answer

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 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.