The Atlantic’s Molly Ball talks with Ezra Klein about whether “identity activation” has trumped (so to speak) facts and arguments in today’s politics. “In the most recent Atlantic, Ball profiles Kellyanne Conway, whose television appearances and “alternative facts” offer an unusually clear window into this debate.”
“Every article about George W. Bush’s aptitude for painting is written like something about a dog that knows how to turn on the TV” — @zzzzzz
Government research underlies essential technology, including the Internet, Siri, and GPS, that makes the iPhone work, according to the BBC’s 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, with Tim Hartford.
The Hardcore Conservative Vision for Health Care – Olga Khazan at The Atlantic
An example of conservative wishful thinking that because free markets work for iPhones and Lasik surgery, they’ll work for healthcare overall.
We know that single-payer and socialized medicine works. It has worked on other countries, including some that are highly pro-business.
McConnell sees Trumpcare can’t win and is looking to minimize losses. – Jonathan Chait, The New Yorker