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CBO: Under the latest Senate health care bill, deductibles could be more than some people earn

The latest effort by Republicans in the Senate to overhaul the US health care system could have an unexpected effect on deductibles: they could get so high they're actually more than the poorest Americans earn.

Both men 'had enough of each other': Why Sean Spicer is really leaving Trump's White House

Sean Spicer's resignation from the press secretary post on Friday was generally framed as a positive development for President Donald Trump's White House, which has been battered by a rolling drumbeat of controversies since Trump took office. Read the full story at The New York Times » Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

blink-182 & Linkin Park's "Blinkin Park" shows cancelled

In addition to the cancellation of Linkin Park's tour following Chester Bennington's tragic death, their "Blinkin Park" shows with blink-182 and Wu-Tang Clan have now been cancelled as well. Continue reading…

Come see me at San Diego Comic-Con!

yesterdayHumor / odd : Boing Boing

There are three more stops on my tour for Walkaway: tomorrow at San Diego Comic-Con, next weekend at Defcon 25 in Las Vegas, and August 10th at the Burbank Public Library. (more…)

This New ‘The Walking Dead’ Extended Season 8 Trailer Will Have You on the Edge of Your Seats

Debuted in San Diego at the city’s most recent Comic-Con event, the eighth season of The Walking Dead promises all out destruction, and a humanistic take-over unlike anything ever seen in prior episodes. Alliances of the Hilltop, Alexandria and The Kingdom can be seen throughout the trailer, as they all group together to take on […]

Bright (Trailer)

“We’re not in a prophecy. We’re in a stolen Toyota Corolla.” Netflix’s upcoming exclusive movie is set in an alternate present in which humans share the world with fairies, elves and other fantasy creatures. Starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton. Premieres 12/22/17.

Comic-Con: 'The Defenders' continues the expansion of Netflix's Marvel world

'Iron Fist' has been picked up for a second season while 'The Punisher' makes its first big splash.        

The Addition of Scaramucci Isn’t Going to Help Because Trump Needs to Change and He Won’t

Anthony Scaramucci impressed in his first appearance as the new communications director for the Trump administration. As far as appearances are concerned, Trump was likely thrilled. Scaramucci paints an entirely different picture than Sean Spicer. Show More Summary

DAVID EINHORN: Tesla bulls look at Elon Musk and think of Steve Jobs, but Tesla is not Apple (TSLA, GM, APPL)

Tesla is no Apple. That's according to David Einhorn, the founder of the hedge fund Greenlight Capital, who wrote out a litany of reasons he's bearish on Tesla in his firm's second-quarter letter. "Tesla bulls look at Elon Musk, think...Show More Summary

Predatory Journals Hit By 'Star Wars' Sting

A number of so-called scientific journals have accepted a Star Wars-themed spoof paper. The manuscript is an absurd mess of factual errors, plagiarism and movie quotes. I know because I wrote it. Inspired by previous publishing "stings", I wanted to test whether 'predatory' journals would publish an obviously absurd paper. Show More Summary

‘We’ve got the White House on speed dial’: Here’s how Evangelical Christians are influencing Trump

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

Evangelical Christians have unprecedented access to President Donald Trump’s White House and are “on speed dial” with the administration, according to an activist who prayed over the president in the Oval Office. The evangelical community overwhelmingly backed the Republican in November’s election,...

‘A Spirit of Bipartisanship That Is Sorely Lacking Today’

yesterdayNews : NYTimes: News

Our Top 10 Comments of the Week: Readers discuss John McCain’s cancer diagnosis, Trump’s interview with The Times and eating on the subway.

British Open 2017: Leaderboard, live coverage, results and more from Saturday's round

We have a stout leaderboard as the weekend begins at the 146th Open Championship. The Open Championship at Royal Birkdale has always delivered great champions, and the leaderboard it has produced through 36 holes in 2017 has us set up for that again. Scoring conditions appear to be ideal for a crowded leaderboard of chasers to go at Jordan Spieth, our midpoint leader.

His Master's Voice

Sean Spicer has finally been driven out of the White House after six months in which he tried to convince the world that Donald Trump is not the deranged maniac that he turns into on Twitter. But having taking the brunt of all the great...Show More Summary

LeBron James Is Reportedly ‘Devastated’ That Kyrie Irving Doesn’t Want To Play With Him Anymore

Last week, Kyrie Irving reportedly informed the Cleveland Cavaliers front office that he wants off the team and traded immediately as he no longer wants to play alongside Lebron James. The request came last week and was made to Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert. Irving has expressed that he wants to go play in a situation […]

What to make of Elon Musk’s hyperloop announcement?

Just received verbal govt approval for The Boring Company to build an underground NY-Phil-Balt-DC Hyperloop. NY-DC in 29 mins. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 20, 2017 Adam Ozimek asks me: How should we think about this in a meta-rational...Show More Summary

Trump is the most conflicted president in modern US history — and a new report highlights the dangers

Donald Trump is the most conflicted president in modern US history. He handpicked his daughter and son-in-law as leading advisers, is the only modern-day president to have never released his tax returns, and continues to profit from multi-national businesses bearing his name. Show More Summary

LeBron James was 'devastated' by Kyrie Irving’s trade request from the Cavaliers

James was blindsided by the request, per ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. Kyrie Irving has requested to be traded from the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the move has “devastated” LeBron James, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst said on Pardon the Interruption Friday afternoon. Show More Summary

‘Fear the Walking Dead’ Reveals a Gruesome Trailer, Pays Tribute to George Romero [Comic-Con 2017]

Appropriately, Fear the Walking Dead served as a warm-up act to its parent show at Comic-Con in San Diego, premiering a new trailer for a packed house of fans. While AMC’s zombie spin-off has never achieved the overwhelming popularity...Show More Summary

Report: Cavaliers to promote Koby Altman to general manager

After not bringing back David Griffin as general manager, the Cleveland Cavaliers will promote assistant Koby Altman.        

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