Justice Correspondent: @thenation. Alfred Knobler Fellow: @typemediacenter Str:12 Dex:8 Con:15 Int:13 Wis:10 Char:14 Author: Allow Me To Retort

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My book: Allow Me To Retort, was picked by @amazon as one of the best books of 2022 (nonfiction) so far. :) amazon.com/b/ref=s9_acss_bw_…
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In some personal news: Covid test negative. :) And “The 6yo” is now “The 7yo.” :)
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Me: When is it safe for me to be around my children? CDC: Now. Me: I still have Covid CDC: Oh. Lol. Later maybe? Me: Dude. CDC: THEYRE JUST GONNA GET IT IN SCHOOL. Me: So what, I should just lick them and get it over with? CDC: [running away] nobody cares
BREAKING: CDC guidelines have been revised and COVID rules have been relaxed. The new guidance lifts the requirement to quarantine if exposed to the virus, deemphasizes screening people with no symptoms and updates COVID-19 protocols in schools. n.pr/3zPnuyW
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Wondering why Merrick Garland was so terse at that press conference he just gave? I've got you covered. vox.com/policy-and-politics/…
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Tweeting for a few minutes and then passing out from recovery is the most sustainable relationship I’ve had with Twitter since I joined in 2008. :)
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GOP: Unseal the warrant!! DOJ: k GOP: wait no
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I’m sitting here coughing with antivirals that make my mouth taste like (I imagine) a show horn in an NFL locker room… and Merrick Garland is making me feel better. :)
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The Garland presser was a very good job of standing up to Trump and his cohort of Republicans whose lies and bad faith are now threatening the lives of FBI agents
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And moving to unseal the warrant… which will lay out all the probable cause to search him, is a fantastic move. 10/10 no notes.
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I’m sitting here coughing with antivirals that make my mouth taste like (I imagine) a show horn in an NFL locker room… and Merrick Garland is making me feel better. :)
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Elie Mystal retweeted
Key point in AG Garland's statement: DOJ was willing to do this quietly, *without* making a public spectacle of the search. It was *President Trump's* decision to make it public that turned this all into a spectacle (and is leading DOJ to move to unseal part of the application).
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If the @GOP really thinks the FBI is overreaching they should support the Innocence Project and come out against the federal death penalty. Are they making such policy suggestions? No. Well that’s how you tell they’re desperate cultists and not serious people.
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I’m still not feeling great and have no voice so I can’t do things like read that dumb Washington Post story while maintaining my path to recovery.
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Me: So let me get this straight: I get Covid and Trump get raided? Good: Yes. Me: What’s the catch? God: Well… Me: Actually don’t tell me. I’m in. [popcorn.gif only with Paxlovid]
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Vegas, baby… Vegas.
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It’s entirely my fault. I left the vaxxed bubble for the tables too often.
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Elie Mystal retweeted
Book publishers, why aren’t you at #NABJNAHJ22? I’m sitting here in the 90-second book pitching seminar and I’ve heard at least 5 book ideas that deserve a contract … One day, when I’m one of the idle rich and have my own imprint, I’m going to sign up #NABJNAHJ22 writers PDQ!
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Just some of the dopest dudes I know. With my ppl in Vegas for #nabjnahj @DrJasonJohnson stood us up! I think he may have been skiing. Ahem. We'll discuss on the live! Also, peep how cool Michael Harriot is! @jelani9 @ElieNYC @michaelharriot k. Back to The #CrossConnection
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Finally leaving the tables with more than I started. $6 more. But I’ll take it. :)
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Woo.
BREAKING: Alex Jones ordered to pay $45.2 million in punitive damages to the family of a Sandy Hook massacre victim. The amount is in addition to the $4.1 million in compensatory damages for the suffering caused by his lies about the 2012 massacre. nbcnews.to/3SonLRT
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