National News Roundup: Year 3, Week 34 (September 8–14)

Constitutional Crisis Corners:

Your “Normal” Weird:

  • Purdue Declares Bankruptcy.* Purdue Pharma — the major pharmaceutical company widely regarded as responsible for sparking the opiate crisis — filed for bankruptcy this week. This may be an attempt to get out of the $1.2B settlement they agreed to a week or two ago, but it also might simply be true that their many lawsuits have bankrupted them. Either way, it almost certainly marks the end of the company, which brings grim satisfaction to many people touched by the opiate epidemic.

The Bad:

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Kara Hurvitz

Kara Hurvitz

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