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Oliver Sacks — the prolific author, pre-eminent neurologist, and cultural beacon — announced in the New York Times this week that he is facing a terminal illness. Sacks discussed his new resolve to live life free of inessentials, and his acknowledgement of “the special intercourse of writers and readers” of which he was grateful to have been a part. This book, his 1985 collection of clinical stories, was an essential contribution to that dialogue and to our understanding of the human brain. We too are grateful.

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Rep. Louie Gohmert

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) is demanding the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department tell Congress what they know about their own alleged "participation" in Donald Trump's January 6 insurrection, which led to at least seven deaths. Gohmert falsely claims the attack on the U.S. Capitol – which in reality was an attempted coup designed to overturn a free and fair election – was instead a "monumental entrapment scheme used as a pretext to imprison otherwise harmless protestors" and used to "frame the entire MAGA movement as potential domestic terrorists."

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