Takeaways on #moscowidaho. We will not get many specifics and what led them to him; all speakers were clear that Idaho rules prohibit disclosure of anything that might look like information in an affidavit until he's in state. Based on what was said, only: 1/
1)Tremendous honesty about them STILL putting the pieces together and asking public for help about the defendant: "everything and anything." They know what they are looking for and will take it from there, so anybody who knows him is relevant. 2/
2)Since nothing has leaked about motive -- did he know them, one of them, online engagement? -- the police are still pursuing the connections. This is, of course, what people are focused on because we look for reasons why, even if they are incomprehensible. 3/
3)Pushing back on criticisms they got about not being transparent enough. I think this one is hard; probably earlier they might have been more clear about what had happened, but shutting down once the investigation occurred seems to have worked. 4/
4)Reminder, Idaho has the death penalty. They are protecting Idaho process and state law for what may be a death penalty case. On @cnn now. 5/5

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THREAD. Southwest Airline's problems are not that complex, in need of massive oversight, drama, or major discourses about bad companies and a bad CEO. I very much intend to take the emotion out of a terrible situation here and say, with certainty: this is a simple fix. 1/
Ok, this has been horrible for people: customers and employees of the airline. I recognize that. But here's an idea for the Administration that doesn't require much: compel the airlines, for the privilege of flight, to change its booking technology and logistics. That's all. 2/
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Two thoughts on sort of big picture takeaways from #January6thCommittee Final Report. 1)It is focused. You'll hear a lot about how detailed it is, but it is also focused, like a bullseye. It does not stray or get distracted with all the other Trump stuff. 1/
It is laser focused on the peaceful transfer of power, or lack thereof. 2)There is a theme that links all the chapters that can seem on different subjects; I had an editor once call it "connective tissue." That connective tissue is that all key players knew what the other were 2/
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I’ll be joining @AlisynCamerota at 10 @CNNTonight to discuss my @TheAtlantic column. Mass shootings have changed since we adopted “run, hide, fight”: they are more frequent and time (with high capacity guns) is not a luxury. Thoughts on reactions to it: 1/
I’m only saying what many people in my field have been thinking. As I wrote, I hate it. I do. I tend to take the world as it is and simply write of how things can be “less bad.” But in the universal praise of the actions of those heroes in #QClub lies an understanding 2/
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Less Bad is Good thread on election.
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Terror grows -- it recruits and raises funds and plans -- with an aura of invulnerability and wins. An opposite result last night would have helped the violence. The violence is real but it is manageable. It doesn't go away in a moment or election, but it can stop growing. 3/
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