Rex Tillerson Doesn’t Understand America – The Atlantic

Google Microdata Mobile only ad Article “Cover” His idea that the country’s interests and its values are two separate things—the first mandatory, the second optional—reflects a misreading of the past. Google Metadata Yuri Gripas / Reuters On May 3rd Secretary of State Rex Tillerson gave his first big speech about American foreign policy to the […]

As Republicans Cheered Obamacare’s Repeal, The Law’s Beneficiaries Worried About Survival | HuffPost

On Thursday afternoon, by the narrowest of margins, Republican lawmakers passed a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. Pleased with their victory, they popped Bud Lights and abruptly took buses to the White House to celebrate with President Donald Trump in the Rose Garden. Carlos Barria/ReutersThe Republican Party was incredibly happy that it pushed its repeal […]

I had a health crisis in France. I’m here to tell you that ‘socialized medicine’ is terrific – LA Times

On Sunday, March 29, 2015, two days after my 54th birthday, I came very close to dying. I was sitting in an armchair in my Paris apartment, reading a newspaper, when I became dizzy. The next thing I knew, my heart was beating violently. When the paramedics arrived, it was racing at 240 beats per […]

The Rise of Confirmshaming: When Websites Insult You for Not Opting In – Motherboard

It’s probably fair to suggest that most people using the internet want to save money, make healthy choices, and keep abreast of current events. What they don’t want, is to give companies their email addresses to prove it. Much of the online marketing world, however, seeks to change this. Growing numbers of websites, from magazines […]

This Ransomware Doesn’t Want Cash, It Just Wants You to Play a Japanese Video Game – Motherboard

Do you want to play a game? That’s the question posed by a novel piece of ransomware that challenges victims to achieve a high score in a video game instead of demanding cash to unlock files. Yeah. “Minamitsu ‘The Captain’ Murasa encrypted your precious data like documents, musics [sic], pictures, and some kinda project files,” a […]

Dick Doctors Need to Stop Dicking Around Online

Image: Flickr User Vic/Ryan F Mandelbaum If you trust a doctor with information about your urinary tract or penis, you probably don’t want them talking about you online. You probably hope that their online presence is devoid of most unprofessional behaviors, in fact. The American Urological Association encourages its docs to be active on social […]