Months after Ahmaud Arbery was lynched, @washingtonpost released police incident of the video, which showed Arbery lying on the ground, bleeding and gasping for air, and the police officers completely ignoring him while attending the McMichaels. I hope we see justice there, too.
The video is grisly and gruesome and utterly sickening, but it's here if you want to see it.…
The police and the McMichaels act as if the men had just shot a deer or some other animal.
*video of the incident.

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24 Nov
The downside to @oioffe being a subscriber to my newsletter at @PuckNews is that she sees my description of her Thanksgiving menu and immediately points out that I forgot the stuffing and green beans. "It doesn’t matter but I’m just setting the record straight," she says.
Also, it turns out that my reporting on her choice of sweet-potato recipe is equally outdated and incorrect. She has since opted for @NYTCooking's sweet potatoes and fresh figs.

If you don't know what I'm talking about, subscribe here.…
@NYTCooking Asked for comment, @oioffe responded with the following statement: "Whatever nobody will ever know that nothing will come out right."

Which reminds me: send @waltshaub @oioffe's succotash recipe!
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30 Oct
The official numbers are out: in the last 9 months, 300,000 Russians died of #COVID19. That's out of a population of 144 million—and that has access to an effective vaccine.…
In 2020, 163,000 Russians died. That is, MORE people died AFTER the introduction of the vaccine than before.

In September 2021 alone, 44,000 Russians died.

This is so heartbreaking.
As one reader pointed out, these are the *official* numbers. It is quite likely that the real numbers are much, much higher.
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27 Oct
We are now firmly in the writers-writing-about-what-other-writers-have-written phase of exploring the mystery that is Havana Syndrome. Rather than doing actual reporting to clear up the mystery, commenters are commenting on other commenters' comments.…
To be clear: we don't yet know what is causing this or how. But if we're going to get meta and have humanities folks talk knowingly about the implausibility of directed energy weapons, how do you square that with, say, radiation cancer therapy, which is energy directed at cells?
Or the fact that the U.S. government already has and has publicized having a directed energy weapon? (Though this one is thermal.) Or the fact that some countries, like the U.S. and Russia, have been researching exactly this for *decades.*…
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7 Oct
Thinking about the Texas abortion law brought me back to something I learned while researching my book. In 1918, within months of coming to power, the Bolsheviks passed a new Family Code, which, among other things, made it easier for women to get child support. 1/
A woman could compel a man to pay child support even if she was not married to him. Moreover, the man had to start paying child support months *before* the baby was born. 2/
Though the Soviet government ultimately changed this law, there was an understanding, created in part by early Bolshevik feminist writers, that child bearing was a public good, rather than a private one. As such, the public has to share the burdens it placed on women. 3/
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18 Sep
.@apple and @Google have given in to Kremlin pressure and removed Alexey @navalny's app designed to help Russians vote for people who could beat the Kremlin-picked parliament candidates. by @antontroian and @satariano…
The fines the Russian government threatened to levy would've been ruinous, yes, but I'm old enough to remember when the motto for @Google, co-founded by Moscow-born Sergey Brin, was "Do no evil."
Apparently, the Kremlin threatened specific @Google employees with prosecution. A good summary of what @navalny's "Smart Vote" is—and how effective it has been—is here, from @meduza_en.…
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11 Sep
Completely floored by the beautiful, poignant story-telling I'm seeing on this anniversary of 9/11.

Here's @LeilaFadel's powerful story on a young Muslim man whose life was changed by the surveillance and religious profiling of Muslims after 9/11:…
And @vermontgmg elegant and sad story of one of the few who survived the towers' collapse:…
And @eberkon's story about the guilt and trauma that continues to plague those who survived the attack on the Pentagon:…
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