Gov. Maggie Hassan (D), of course, is running for Senate in New Hampshire next year. Complicating that? New Hampshire’s heroin epidemic… yes. Yes, there is one in New Hampshire. It’s been going on for a while now, right under the nose of one, well, Governor Maggie Hassan. Continue reading Hometown paper rips into Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) for heroin showboating.
See, this is what epistemic closure looks like.
“We are launching two enterprise projects across our newsrooms this month. The first will deal with the creeping influence of heroin in our communities. The deadly drug has quietly taken over, reaching across all age groups and eclipsing meth as the recreational drug of choice,” [Civitas Nedia Content Director Jim] Lawitz began.
“The second project examines the explosion of ‘conceal and carry’ gun permits across the U.S. Through public records act requests, we will attempt to build state-by-state databases that list those who have the right to carry a concealed weapon,” Lawitz wrote in the email.
Continue reading Civitas Media hastily drops plans to track heroin users, concealed and carry permit holders.
I haven’t really been paying attention to this particular race – it’s admittedly one of the few where the Republican incumbent (David Reichert) isn’t quite safe, but then again, it’s a bad year to be a Democratic challenger* – but I got tipped off to what appears to be a bit of a vetting problem with Dave’s challenger (one Suzan-with-a-Z Delbene). And, yes, if I’m able to use the phrase ‘dead of a heroin overdose’ in a completely literal manner then there was in fact a vetting problem.
The story starts with Ms. Delbene, who is a member of the Board of Trustees for Reed College. Oddly, while this information is on the Reed College website, and confirmed here, it does not show up in her official campaign biography. Which would be very odd, no? After all, she’s an alumnus; and having that bit of academic respectability would surely be an advantage in a competitive House race. And it would be… if it were for any college besides Reed. You see, Reed has a certain reputation:
“When you say Reed, two words often come to mind,” Mr. Diver said. “One is brains. One is drugs.”
Mr. Diver, by the way, is Mr. Colin Diver… President of the college. Continue reading Meet Suzan Delbene (D CAND, WA-08).