Welcome back to The Daily Courant, your afternoon guide to everything new at Puck.
Today, we kick things off with Teddy Schleifer’s insider account of the frenzied scramble within the Democratic Party, and allied political groups, to distance themselves from the “once-in-a-generation,” now radioactive donor Sam Bankman-Fried.
Plus, below the fold, Julia Alexander reports on why Hollywood is rediscovering live TV. Julia Ioffe unpacks the realpolitik behind Ukraine’s recapture of Kherson. Then, on The Powers That Be, Bill Cohan and Teddy join Peter Hamby to answer some of the other most pressing questions following the implosion of FTX, including whether S.B.F. might really go to jail.