Latest Gallup Result: 9-10 Million Newly Insured Under Obamacare

On April 17, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Taylor Ray

Speaking of the uninsured, I inexplicably failed to blog about the latest Gallup results yesterday. Based on polling that goes through mid-April, Gallup now estimates that about 9-10 million people have gained insurance since Obamacare rolled out last year. If you assume that perhaps a million people lost insurance, that’s a net increase of 8-9 […]

"House of Cards" Veteran Wants To Make a Reality TV Show Starring Capitol Hill Staffers

On April 17, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Taylor Ray

Oh, boy. On Thursday, the Washington Examiner‘s Betsy Woodruff reported that a veteran of the Netflix political drama House of Cards is working to produce a reality TV show based in Washington, DC. The show would star local “up-and-comers,” including Capitol Hill staffers (“the best and brightest on the hill”) between the ages of 19 […]

Americans Wildly Overestimate the Impact of Routine Mammographies

On April 17, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Taylor Ray

Aaron Carroll passes along the following stunning chart about the actual efficacy of routine breast cancer screening on 50-year-old women: Obviously, there are circumstances where routine screening is a good idea—perhaps if you have a family history of breast cancer or other specific risk factors. But the best recent evidence suggests that routine screening for […]

What the Fort Hood Shooting Can Teach Us About the State of Veteran Aid

On April 17, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Taylor Ray

This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. After an argument about a leave denied, Specialist Ivan Lopez pulled out a .45-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun and began a shooting spree at Fort Hood, America’s biggest stateside base, that left three soldiers dead and 16 wounded. When he did so, he also pulled America’s fading […]

WATCH: Will George W. Bush's Art Show Be a Reflection of His Presidency? [Fiore Cartoon]

On April 17, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Taylor Ray

Mark Fiore is a Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist and animator whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Examiner, and dozens of other publications. He is an active member of the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists, and has a website featuring his work.

Corn on Hardball: The GOP's Dangerous Decision to Support and Encourage Cliven Bundy

On April 17, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Taylor Ray

Washington bureau chief David Corn spoke on MSNBC’s “Hardball” about the Right’s support of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who has refused to pay standard grazing fees on federal land for the past 20 years. He pointed out the irony of the GOP supporting Bundy’s fight for a free ride, as well as the danger of […]

It Turns Out That the Beautiful People Really Do Look Down on the Rest of Us

On April 17, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Taylor Ray

It turns out that beautiful people really do look down on the rest of us. Danielle Kurtzleben reports on a new study that assessed the attitudes of people after asking them to rate their own attractiveness: Participants who perceive themselves as attractive also tend to not only believe they are of higher social status but […]

NASA Just Found the Most Earth-Like Planet Yet

On April 17, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Taylor Ray

Hello. Good day. NASA just announced that astronomers have discovered the most Earth-like planet yet. Kepler-186f is the first Goldilocks planet—not too hot for water, not too cold for water—ever identified that is roughly the same size as Earth. (It’s a bit larger.) So, is there life on that planet? It hasn’t been disqualified yet. […]

The Good News on Obamacare Just Keeps Rolling In

On April 17, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Taylor Ray

The open enrollment period for Obamacare is finally (almost) over, and today the White House announced the final figures for signups via the exchanges: 8 million people signed up for private insurance in the Health Insurance Marketplace. For states that have Federally-Facilitated Marketplaces, 35 percent of those who signed up are under 35 years old, […]

Watch Hillary Clinton Tell an Undocumented 19-Year-Old Why She Supports Immigration Reform

On April 17, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Taylor Ray

A 19-year-old undocumented immigrant confronted Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state and not-quite-presidential candidate, about immigration reform at an event hosted by the Clinton Foundation Thursday. An hour into the panel discussion, which featured Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea Clinton, the moderator, actress America Ferrera, called on a young woman at the front of […]

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