Donald Trump plans to cut Meals on Wheels to pay for Mexican border wall | The Independent

The president appears to be prioritising his promised wall along the US-Mexico border which will receive an immediate $1.5bn (£1.2bn) cash injection   END scald=5315461 The budget will be formally released on Thursday and is titled America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again Getty Community projects like Meals on Wheels and housing […]

Dutch Vote Watched Across Europe With a Finger in the Wind – The New York Times

The last preparations in a polling station at a school in Rotterdam a day before parliamentary elections in the Netherlands. Credit Robin Utrecht/European Pressphoto Agency Elections in the Netherlands on Wednesday are being watched especially closely across Europe and beyond as a key gauge of whether formerly strong barriers to the far right still stand […]

The Wild Boars of Fukushima – The Atlantic

The Wild Boars of Fukushima Six years after the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, the evacuation zone around the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant remains devoid of humans—but the boars have moved in. Reuters reports that after the people left, wild boars living in the nearby hills came down to the towns […]

How Brain Scientists Forgot That Brains Have Owners – The Atlantic

Google Microdata Mobile only ad Article “Cover” Five neuroscientists argue that fancy new technologies have led the field astray. Google Metadata A rat’s brain activity is recorded by sensors connected to its head. Reuters It’s a good time to be interested in the brain. Neuroscientists can now turn neurons on or off with just a […]

Trump Tweets on International Women’s Day and It Might Be His Worst Tweet Ever

Win McNamee/Getty Images On International Women’s Day, President “Grab ’Em by the Pussy” took to Twitter to express his support for women. “I have tremendous respect for women and the many roles they serve that are vital to the fabric of our society and our economy,” he tweeted Wednesday morning. “On International Women’s Day, join […]

Sean Spicer Wore an American Flag Pin Upside Down Today, Which Felt Right 

Welcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle. That! Photo! Here’s all the shit we couldn’t cover today: Some things Sean Spicer did at today’s White House press briefing: He fed the theory that there is a so-called deep state “burrowed into government”; he said, […]