Seeing, Not Believing: “Israeli officials obtained Hamas’s battle plan for the Oct. 7 terrorist attack more than a year before it happened, documents, emails and interviews show. But Israeli military and intelligence officials dismissed the plan as aspirational, considering it too difficult for Hamas to carry out.” This is an jaw-dropping and disturbing, must-read piece. NYT (Gift Article): Israel Knew Hamas’s Attack Plan More Than a Year Ago. As of last night, the cease-fire extension ended and talks have reportedly collapsed. Here’s the latest from CNN, BBC, and Times of Israel.

+ Bye George: “The vote brings an end to a scandal-plagued and tumultuous tenure on Capitol Hill for the freshman New York congressman. Expulsion is the most severe form of punishment for a lawmaker in the House. It is exceedingly rare and requires a two-thirds majority vote to succeed – a high bar to clear.” House votes to expel George Santos. (Give the guy some credit. It’s hard for one’s fraud and lies to stand out in this Congress.)

+ I Remember It Differently: “Decades of treatment of military veterans and sexual assault survivors have left little doubt that traumatic memories function differently from other memories. A group of researchers at Yale University and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai set out to find empirical evidence of those differences.” NYT (Gift Article): Brain Study Suggests Traumatic Memories Are Processed as Present Experience. (It’s amazing how often modern technology confirms the theories of Einsteen and, and in this case, Freud.)

+ Oahu Goes There: The iceberg cometh: It’s the size of Oahu, and it’s moving into the open ocean.

+ A Show About Nothing: Politics has long been covered like a sport. With Newsom debating DeSantis, two candidates who are not running against each other, politics has fully become a sport. Why on earth did Ron DeSantis think it was a good idea to debate Gavin Newsom? (In addition to all the other material he’s barred from the state, DeSantis must have banned all the books on effective debating.)