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Canadian Health Care Expert Schools A Republican U.S. Senator

The Senate Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging held a hearing Tuesday on “what the U.S. health care system can learn from other countries,” …

Fox Affiliate Cut A Reference To Evolution From Neil deGrasse Tyson's 'Cosmos'

In Oklahoma, you don’t even have to say the word “evolution” to have part of your science TV program cut out in an apparent editing error.<p>A keen …

More on Ryan and Murray

At Slate Dave Weigel picks up and gently critiques my post below on Paul Ryan, being misunderstood on race and relying on the work of Charles Murray. …

Read Ernest Hemingway’s Racy, Hilarious Letter to Marlene Dietrich

(Click here to enlarge)<p>Nobody writes letters anymore, but <i>really</i> nobody writes letters like Ernest Hemingway these days. The author and famous raconteur crossed paths with just about everybody notable during his enviable lifetime, but seemed to save his bawdiest, best stuff for Marlene Dietrich, the …

Bitcoin: why businesses are buying in, despite critics and start-up woes

Los Angeles<p>Despite its well-publicized troubles, including volatile and plunging currency values, the trendy new form of payment known as Bitcoin has …