The government shutdown ends (for the next three weeks, anyway) and the big question is: Who won? Democrats or Republicans? This question represents everything wrong with our current politics, in which we've become preoccupied with rooting for one side and lambasting the other, to the point that actual legislative outcomes, and how they affect real people, are ignored. But what about our team? Who won? Schumer or McConnell? Who do I root for in this story? The nine million children whose health coverage was just extended under CHIP for another six years.
Left out of the bill to reopen the government: DACA protections, which will the Senate says will soon be debated on the floor.
Included in the bill: $31 billion in tax cuts, including many Affordable Care Act taxes intended to offset costs for extending coverage to more Americans.
This morning a 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck off Alaska's coast, setting off a tsunami alert that's now been cancelled.
Pennsylvania nullifies its state congressional map, declaring it's gerrymandered to favor Republicans. The new map means Democrats probably will pick up two to four seats in November. And unlike the Supreme Court's stay on the federal order for North Carolina to redraw its map, Pennsylvania made its decision at the state level, so it's very likely to happen.
Montana revives net neutrality, making it a condition of state telecommunications contracts, sidestepping the FCC requirement that states can't enact laws to protect net neutrality.
Measuring Trump's performance on very specific metrics—from deficit-to-GDP reversal to searches on moving to Canada.
Facebook acknowledges it will never be able to fully quell misinformation, and that's bad for democracy.
Philip Morris seeks FDA approval on a cigarette heater it claims reduces health risks—and they'd never lie to you.
Researchers are finding new applications for ultrasound, including ways to heal wounds and administer drugs.
Food was good because a chef made it so. The finesse and knowledge required to poach a chicken in a pig’s bladder or cook a sea bass in pastry can’t simply be plucked from the ground. How Paul Bocuse, who died on Jan. 20, popularized “nouvelle cuisine” and invented the notion of the modern chef.
During WWI, artist Norman Wilkinson devised "dazzle" paint on ships to confuse enemy submarines.
You can sing H.P. Lovecraft's "Nemesis" to Billy Joel's "Piano Man."
Even if Jake Paul's vlogging career combusts, his social-media stardom course will inspire legions of brofluencers.
The backlash against HQ, fueled by PR fails, unavailable payouts—and, of course, lag.
Artist Julie Cockburn alters found photos through embroidery.
Present-day London depicted over a 1682 map of the city, the first after the Great Fire of London in 1666.