The Daily 202: Trump’s health care ultimatum is straight out of ‘The Art of the Deal.’ It just might work. – The Washington Post

Donald Trump walks out of the White House to meet with truckers and CEOs on the South Lawn yesterday. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post) With Breanne Deppisch THE BIG IDEA: If you read Donald Trump’s “The Art of the Deal,” substituting “conservatives” for “contractors,” the president’s ultimatum to House Republicans on health care is not […]

Donald Trump’s Budget Is the Ending Conservatives Always Wanted

Eery year, during the run-up to Halloween, when Jim DeMint goes to Hell’s mega-mall and sits on Satan’s lap, he has a list of things he wants for the holiday. The parents of the assembled demons and imps behind him in line often get frustrated because the list is so long. On Thursday, the Trump […]

Tom Price Says States Should Decide on Vaccines

All Americans should have access to measles. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The realities of public health, much like those of climate change, bedevil American conservatism. It does this in a few different ways. One is that the logic of markets is ill-suited to the provision of health care. Medical treatment is not an ordinary good. […]

Ask Well: Does Skipping Breakfast Cause Weight Gain? – The New York Times

Continental breakfast is served at Hey Jupiter, a cafe in Adelaide, Australia.Credit David Maurice Smith for The New York Times Q Does skipping breakfast cause weight gain? When I was younger, my mother said that if I don’t eat breakfast then I’ll “train” my metabolism to slow down, thus leading to weight gain and associated […]

Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds – The New Yorker

  The vaunted human capacity for reason may have more to do with winning arguments than with thinking straight.CreditIllustration by Gérard DuBois Barrier Status: ‘none’ In 1975, researchers at Stanford invited a group of undergraduates to take part in a study about suicide. They were presented with pairs of suicide notes. In each pair, one […]

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 […]