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13h ago

I’m an E.R. doc. Idaho’s argument to SCOTUS reveals an ignorance of what I do.

In medicine, the standard that we are held to by our profession, our ethics and public expectation is to prevent harm and to treat illness as early as possible.
Abortion rights supporters rally outside the Supreme Court
Abortion rights supporters rally outside the Supreme Court
13h ago

I co-authored the TikTok bill. Here’s what it’s really about.

Its parent company has already proven willing to monitor and manipulate American users’ data to the advantage of the Chinese Communist Party.
TikTok app
TikTok app
16h ago

Why fans can't stop talking about Netflix’s brilliant new show ‘Baby Reindeer’

Many of us, much like the character Donny, would rather accept dysfunctional connections than be on our own, when given the choice.
Richard Gadd as Donny and Jessica Gunning as Martha in Netflix’s ‘Baby Reindeer.’
Richard Gadd as Donny and Jessica Gunning as Martha in Netflix’s ‘Baby Reindeer.’
17h ago

RFK Jr.'s surprising pivot on climate change should have Trump worried

RFK Jr.’s bizarre climate policy reveals his right-wing evolution.
RFK Jr. Campaigns In Michigan After Gaining Ballot Access In The State
RFK Jr. Campaigns In Michigan After Gaining Ballot Access In The State
23h ago

The Supreme Court’s legitimacy depends on a speedy ruling in the Trump immunity case

By delaying this case, the court casts further doubt on its crumbling legitimacy.
Image: US-JUSTICE-SUPREME-COURT-GROUP-PHOTO
Image: US-JUSTICE-SUPREME-COURT-GROUP-PHOTO
1d ago

Trump's hush money case isn't a mafia trial. Here's why it feels like one.

We've already witnessed the sort of tense courtroom scenes you might expect in a mafia trial. But this is not a mafia trial — or at least, it’s not supposed to be.
Donald Trump
Donald Trump
2d ago

Trump may have finally found a scandal he can't beat

The New York hush-money trial reminds Republican voters of everything they don't like about the former president.
Donald Trump at Manhattan Criminal Court
Donald Trump at Manhattan Criminal Court
2d ago

Even Trump has had enough of Marjorie Taylor Greene’s latest stunt

House Republicans' "burn it down caucus" has torched their own majority.
Marjorie Taylor Greene at Press Conference On Trump At U.S. Capitol
Marjorie Taylor Greene at Press Conference On Trump At U.S. Capitol
2d ago

Auto workers just scored a huge victory?—?and Republicans are furious

Why Republican governors feel so threatened by UAW’s historic win in Tennessee.
Image: Volkswagen Workers At Chattanooga Hold Unionization Vote
Image: Volkswagen Workers At Chattanooga Hold Unionization Vote
2d ago

Jury consultants have already made their presence felt in Trump trial

We haven’t seen a jury consultant seated at the prosecution’s table, thus far, but it’s reasonable to suspect that it, too, might have consultants it's working with.
Empty chairs in jury box stock image
Empty chairs in jury box stock image
3d ago

My son is a Hamas hostage. Passover this year expands the boundaries of our agony.

Many Jews may add a fifth question to the traditional four Seder questions to reflect this year's heaviness. Here is mine.
Jon Polin and Rachel  Goldberg-Polin, parents of Hersh, sit in his bedroom in Jerusalem on Oct. 26, 2023.
Jon Polin and Rachel  Goldberg-Polin, parents of Hersh, sit in his bedroom in Jerusalem on Oct. 26, 2023.
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