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Watch the Life Drain From Sean Spicer as He Defends Trump's Obviously Doomed Health Bill

2 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

His boss may be able to sell a shit deal with a smile, but Press Secretary Sean Spicer could barely muster a grin as he defended the now mercifully dead American Health Care Act, the GOP’s rushed replacement for Obamacare. The AP confirms that Republicans, without the necessary votes, pulled the bill. Essentially, it… Read more...

Film Club: Even Terrence Malick fans may hit their breaking point with Song To Song

A.V. Club film critics A.A. Dowd and Ignatiy Vishnevetsky are fans of Terrence Malick, the legendary (and legendarily reclusive) American director behind Days Of Heaven, The Tree Of Life, and The New World. But is there a limit to how...Show More Summary

Colon Cancer: Early Detection Can Save Your Life

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death for men and women in the United States according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). In fact, the ACS estimates that 134,490 people in the United States were diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2016, including 70,820 men and 63,670 women. Show More Summary

Stephin Merritt's Exceptional Life and Janet Weiss's Genius: Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

The Dean takes on The Magnetic Fields' 50-song memoir, Craig Finn's American heroes, and Sleater-Kinney's latest live offering.

The importance of social capital in public life

7 hours agoHumor / odd : Kottke.org

In 1993, Robert Putnam, who later went on to write Bowling Alone (which inspired Meetup), wrote a piece for The American Prospect called The Prosperous Community: Social Capital and Public Life about social capital and its contribution to political and economic well-being of a society. Show More Summary

The life of dance legend Martha Graham, step by step, falls and all

Can anyone fill Martha Graham’s shoes? That’s a formidable challenge for the young performers who take on her roles, but it may be even more ambitious to embody the real-life grande dame of American modern dance. Actress and former professional dancer Christina Carlisi makes an admirable attempt...

American Crime's Benito Martinez Explains Why Luis' Son Came to the U.S.

American Crime unveils Episode 3 of its third, most sprawling and (so far) best season Sunday. This week, we'll go deeper into Luis Salazar's (Benito Martinez) new life in North Carolina, after he trekked across the border from Mexico to look for his missing son Teo (Andrew Steven Hernandez). Show More Summary

President Trump, Let's Make A Deal... To Save AmeriCorps

I believe that when Americans – especially young people – have meaningful opportunities to serve their community and country, everyone wins. Driven by this belief, I’ve spent the majority of my life working to create opportunities for such service. This month the White House released its 2018 budget blueprint. Show More Summary

Spiritual retreats change feel-good chemical systems in the brain

(Thomas Jefferson University) More Americans than ever are turning to spiritual, meditative and religious retreats as a way to reset their daily life and enhance well-being. Now, researchers at The Marcus Institute of Integrative Health...Show More Summary

How the L.A. Phil Can Stay on Top of the Orchestra World

The ascendancy of the Los Angeles Philharmonic is the salient event in American orchestral life of the past twenty-five years. In 1992, the L.A. Phil was on no one’s list of leading ensembles; the classical-music business had it pegged as a second-tier orchestra that could never quite escape the shadow of Hollywood. Show More Summary

Congress: Medicaid Allows Me to Have a Job and Live Independently

As an American living with a disability, I need Medicaid to live an independent life. As part of the one of five Americans living with a disability, I am happy to be gainfully employed. I am able to file and pay my taxes in a timely manner and can be considered a responsible adult. Show More Summary

Lack of leisure: Is busyness the new status symbol?

Long gone are the days when a life of material excess and endless leisure time signified prestige. According to a new study, Americans increasingly perceive busy and overworked people as having high status.

Lack of leisure: Is busyness the new status symbol?

(Journal of Consumer Research) Long gone are the days when a life of material excess and endless leisure time signified prestige. According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, Americans increasingly perceive busy and overworked people as having high status.

LIFE SUPPORT: AFP Key Voting Against GOP Healthcare Plan. Today Americans for Prosperity, the nat…

LIFE SUPPORT: AFP Key Voting Against GOP Healthcare Plan. Today Americans for Prosperity, the nation’s largest and most aggressive advocate for healthcare freedom, reaffirmed the organization’s deep concerns with core elements of the GOP healthcare bill. The group said that as currently written, it was unable to support the legislation, and would key vote against […]

CCW Holder Saves Police Officer’s Life – This Week on Armed American Radio

This week, Mark Walters and Rob Pincus discuss the dynamics of the CCW hero who saved the life a few months ago of that Lee County Florida sheriff’s deputy. This post CCW Holder Saves Police Officer’s Life – This Week on Armed American Radio appeared first on AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News.

Muslims in America Report Most Discrimination But Are Also Most Satisfied With U.S. Life, Poll Indicates

An annual survey of American Muslims has found they face the most discrimination of all religious groups—and yet they report high levels of satisfaction with life in the U.S.

Judge Gorsuch Asked What LEGACY He Wants To Be Remembered For, His Answer Has Americans MINDBLOWN

Here is a man, that if someone told me he was taught and prepared by deity themselves to be a true and just judge even before this life… I’d believe

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