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Trump’s Sabotage of Obamacare Is Backfiring for Conservatives

The Trump administration is doing (virtually) everything in its power to make the Affordable Care Act more costly for the federal government; …

Health Care

The Book That Predicted Trump’s Rise Offers the Left a Roadmap for Defeating Him

Twenty years ago, Richard Rorty warned that “a spectatorial, disgusted, mocking Left” would give rise to a populist demagogue. Is it ready now to take his advice?<p>Twenty years ago, in a series of lectures on the history of American civilization, the philosopher Richard Rorty offered a prediction. …

Political Science

At Nursing Homes, Medicaid Cuts Would Reach Even the Upper Middle Class

ORANGE, Va. — Alice Jacobs, 90, once owned a factory and horses. She raised four children and buried two husbands.<p>But years in an assisted living center drained her savings, and now she relies on Medicaid to pay for her care at Dogwood Village, a nonprofit, county-owned nursing home here.<p>“You think …

Scientists Modify Viruses with CRISPR to Kill Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

by Karla Lant June 24, 2017 Hard Science 25156<p>CRISPR-Powered Viruses<p>Earlier this month, the annual CRISPR 2017 conference was held at Montana State …

CRISPR

Bill Gates: Your Summer Reading List Should Include These 5 Books

Summer is a great time to escape: to the beach, to the mountains, or to the world of a great book. This year, I found myself drawn even more than …

Leaked Draft Shows GOP Plan Will Not Only Replace Obamacare, But Transform Medicaid

A leaked “discussion draft” of House Republicans’ Obamacare repeal-and-replace bill surfaced on Friday. The draft reveals important details about the plan being designed by House GOP leadership, details that weren’t available in a white paper published last week. The question remains: will the …

Women's heart attacks harder to detect

On that November Sunday in 2015, Stephanie Thomas Nichols was 40 miles into her drive home to Townsend, Del., from her vacation cabin in Western …

A Separation is a quietly devastating depiction of modern loss and alienation

To say the nameless narrator of <i>A Separation</i> isn’t one for emotional confessions would be to understate the case. Chapter after chapter, the reader …

Books

What History Teaches Us About Trump's Immigration Order

Political lessons from 1850.<p>In October 1850, two white slavecatchers arrived in Boston, determined to bring Ellen and William Craft back South in cuffs and shackles.<p>Two years earlier, the Crafts, a slave couple from Macon, Georgia, had enacted one of the most daring and celebrated feats of escape …

Inside the confusion of the Trump executive order and travel ban

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> When President Donald Trump declared at the Pentagon Friday he was enacting strict new measures to prevent domestic terror attacks, there were few within his government who knew exactly what he meant.<p>Administration officials weren't immediately sure which countries' citizens …

Salt lamps are the latest wellness trend — but are these health benefits real?

Find out whether or not these lamps really live up to the hype.<p>Step aside, lava lamps.<p>Today's bohemian-loving crowd is all about the Himalayan salt lamp, and it was a big holiday gift for teens <i>and</i> the 40+ crowd. Not only does the lamp look cool, it reportedly has loads of health benefits, thanks to …

Wellness

CDC Knew Its Vaccine Program Was Exposing Children to Dangerous Mercury Levels Since 1999

Uncovered documents show that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) knew that infant …

What Does It Mean When Cancer Findings Can't Be Reproduced?

The first results from a major project to measure the reliability of cancer research have highlighted a big problem: Labs trying to repeat published experiments often can't.<p>That's not to say that the original studies are wrong. But the results of a review published Thursday, in the open-access …

Looking Back With Gratitude On Obama, And His Optimistic Vision Of America

My whole life, I've dreamed of having a home theater. But those are expensive, so instead I did it on the cheap. I got a projector off Craigslist, went to the hardware store and bought some wood to build a frame, then stretched a white canvas over it and stapled it tight.<p>I'm really proud of the …

24 Adorable Gifts For Couples Who Are Proud Harry Potter Fanatics

I have one (just one!) requirement that my partner in life <i>must</i> meet — otherwise, it's a dealbreaker. Must he be the breadwinner in the family? Of course not. Must he never look at another woman again once he has committed himself to me? He can look as much as we wants! Must he be a Harry Potter …

Behind Trump's Taiwan Phone Chat, A Veteran Washington Insider

President-elect Donald Trump's phone call with the president of Taiwan last week, initially characterized by Trump transition staffers and Taipei officials as just a small courtesy, has emerged as part of a lobbying strategy by a quintessential Washington insider.<p>Former Sen. Bob Dole, a war hero, …

Caesarean births 'affecting human evolution'

<b>The regular use of Caesarean sections is having an impact on human evolution, say scientists.</b><p>More mothers now need surgery to deliver a baby due to their narrow pelvis size, according to a study.<p>Researchers estimate cases where the baby cannot fit down the birth canal have increased from 30 in …

In India, Trump's Business Interests Raise Anticipation And Questions

The Trump Organization has more interests in India — at least five — than anywhere else outside North America. With an ever-increasing taste for luxury, India offers the Trump brand a lucrative market, no matter who runs the company after President-elect Donald Trump separates from his global …

Selling health insurance across state lines is a favorite GOP 'reform.' Here's why it makes no sense

Of all the healthcare reform nostrums in all the world, the most popular among Republicans in the U.S. is allowing the sale of insurance policies across state lines.<p>The idea has been part of every GOP proposal to "repeal and replace" Obamacare. It was written into GOP presidential candidate John …

World leaders react to Donald Trump's US election victory

<b>European Union</b><p>Top officials at the European Union have invited Donald Trump to Europe for an urgent US-EU summit<p>In a joint letter, Donald Tusk, president of the European council and Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European commission, congratulated Trump and urged him to come to Europe for …

Geopolitics

What I learned about the “circle of doom” while watching Fox News all election night

<b>Bret Baier; Megyn Kelly (Getty/Scott Olson/Jim Watson/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Spending election day with Fox leads us to trace the media’s long path to getting a reality star elected president.<p>Melanie McFarland<p>November 9, 2016 4:00pm (UTC)<p>Around 3:15 p.m. PT, near the beginning of Fox News' official …

Hillary Clinton

How The Brain Powers Placebos, False Memories And Healing

Erik Vance didn't go to a doctor until he was 18; he grew up in California in a family that practiced Christian Science. "For the first half of my life, I never questioned the power of God to heal me," Vance writes in his new book, Suggestible You<i>: Placebos, False Memories, Hypnosis, and the Power</i> …

Infant deaths during home birth often tied to delivery problems

When U.S. babies die during home births, the cause is most often labor and delivery complications, birth defects or infections, a recent study suggests.<p>Infant mortality in the U.S. is rare. The death rate for midwife-attended home births was the highest, though, with almost 13 fatalities for every …

Alzheimer's treatment within reach after successful drug trial

Tablet that ‘switches off’ production of toxic amyloid proteins could be first treatment licensed in a decade if it is also shown to slow mental decline<p>An Alzheimer’s drug has been shown to successfully target the most visible sign of the disease in the brain, raising hopes that an effective …

The Neo-Platonic Argument for Evolution Couldn’t Be More Wrong - Facts So Romantic

Is evolutionary biology about to prove a two-millennia old metaphysical speculation? Or is metaphysics about to fundamentally change the way we look …

Biology

How Much Do You Know About Freudian Dream-Interpretation?

Nobody in modern history did more to change how we view dreams than Sigmund Freud, the Austrian founder of psychoanalysis. Freud’s <i>Interpretation of</i> …

Psychology

What An Alkaline Diet Can—And Can’t—Do For Your Health

There are so many diets out there it’s tough to keep count. Most of them have the end goal of weight loss—though most of them aren’t ultimately …

Wellness

18 Cult Products Sephora Employees Always Buy For Themselves

It's fun to look at all the eye shadows and hair oils, but when it comes time to shell out your hard-earned money, choosing the right product can …

Coconut oil may taste good, but it’s no cure-all. Here are the facts.

By Ellie Krieger<p>, Columnist, Food<p>Although it’s been more than five years since coconut oil began its meteoric rise in the U.S. marketplace, the confusion about it has not waned a bit. “Should I switch to coconut oil?” is consistently one of the most common questions that come across my desktop — …

Nutrition

Heavy cannabis use linked to thin bones and low weight, despite its ‘munchies’ reputation

Despite its reputation for causing “the munchies”, heavy use of cannabis has been linked to a reduction in body weight and thin bones that are more …