Category: Health

Latest GOP effort to dismantle Obamacare fails

By Sean Sullivan and Juliet Eilperin | Washington Post WASHINGTON — The latest Republican effort to unwind the Affordable Care Act collapsed on Monday, as a third GOP senator announced her opposition to the proposal and left it short of the votes it would need to win passage. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, announced she could not back the measure authored…

Masculinity Done Well and Poorly

First, the good. In a shirtless locker-room interview yesterday, Miami Dolphins safety Michael Thomas was asked about Trump’s “son of a bitch” condemnation of players protesting state violence. Thomas first shot back a smile as if trying to brush it off. Addressing Trump: “It just amazes me that with everything else going on in this world, especially involving the U.S.,…

Rand Paul opposes new GOP health bill

By Alan Fram | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Conservative Sen. Rand Paul remained opposed Monday to the Republican bill repealing the Obama health care law despite fresh revisions, darkening White House and GOP leaders’ fading hopes of staving off defeat in a Senate showdown this week. Angry, yelling demonstrators forced the Republican-led Senate Finance Committee to briefly delay the chamber’s…

What if Everyone Ate Beans Instead of Beef?

In America, beef accounts for 37% of all human-induced methane released into the air. Methane is 23 times as warming to the climate as carbon dioxide. In a recent article, The Atlantic writer James Hamblin shows how one dietary change—replacing beef with beans—could get the U.S. 74% of the way to meeting 2020 greenhouse-gas emission goals. As Hamblin notes, it’s…

Don’t forget about Flint

If you want to understand what some of us mean when we say that Washington, D.C., doesn’t care about the post-industrial America of poverty, drug abuse, and spiritual despair, what even President Trump means when he talks about “American carnage,” get off exit 7 on I-475 in Michigan and head down Court Street until you get to the Flint Children’s…