Morning Reads for Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Good morning, and welcome to 2019! Godspeed, and may you all resolve to be kind in the comments this year. Don’t forget to eat black-eyed peas and cabbage (or collards; YMMV, but I come from cabbage people) today!

  • As the Kemp family prepares to move to 391 West Paces Ferry, here’s some BTDT advice from former First Children. (Pro tip: keep track of the tour schedule.)
  • Safety and aesthetic improvements for I-16 are on time!
  • Here are the AJC’s picks for 2018’s top #gapol stories.
  • The first right whale calf of the season was spotted off the Georgia coast.
  • Outgoing DPG head DuBose Porter issued a defiant goodbye.
  • Internet hate is toxic and profligate, and its impact on real people is undeniable.
  • Wollrich is opening a flagship store in Manhattan, but if you want an actual, real, made in the USA Woolrich product, buy it now, because they’re shuttering their factory in the eponymous Pennsylvania town.
  • John F. Kelly’s exit interview with the Los Angeles Times.
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda is bringing Hamilton to Puerto Rico. It’s complicated.
  • If you read only one of these links, make it Caity Weaver’s fascinating deep dive into glitter.

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NASA celebrates New Year and New Horizons in a trans-Neptunian blowout.

https://www.space.com/42871-new-horizons-ultima-thule-flyby-success.html

Will Durant
Will Durant

The John F. Kelly interview is downright ominous. The implication that “his tenure is best measured by what President Trump did not do when Kelly was at his side” is beyond scary given some of his actions during Kelly’s tenure. An enfant terrible that has spent his entire life surrounded by sycophants losing a person willing to counter his base urges portends even more poor leadership to come of this great nation.