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Potentially Toxic Information Chunks

0SHARESShare It’s been one of those weeks when it’s hard to consume and synthesize information about current events with the kind of professional distance you need to make it here in the content business. (Good thing we don’t work at the New York Times! ) If you’re reading this newsletter it’s likely you’ve spent a good portion of the past ...

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How the Democrats Can Still Save Obamacare

0SHARESShare Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in Washington on Oct. 4.Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Between an executive order instructing federal departments to find new ways of undermining Obamacare and an official announcement that the administration would no longer reimburse insurers to reduce out-of-pocket costs for lower-income Obamacare enrollees, Thursday was President Trump’s most productive day ...

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The Obtuse Saboteur

0SHARESShare President Donald Trump in the East Room of the White House on Thursday.Yuri Grips/Reuters On Thursday night, President Donald Trump unveiled his latest attack on the Affordable Care Act: His administration will stop paying cost-sharing reductions to insurers, depriving them of about $9 billion each year. According to the Congressional Budget Office , Trump’s executive order will further roil ...

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The Best of Slate Podcasts

0SHARESShare <!– The best of Slate podcasts for the weekend of Oct. 13. Slate Plus Only have time for one podcast this week? Make it this one. Sen. Bob Corker speaks with reporters after announcing his retirement at the conclusion of his term on Capitol Hill on Sep. 26.Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters In this edition of our members-only podcast digest, listen ...

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Why Now With the Weinstein Stories?

0SHARESShare Harvey Weinstein on Sept. 22, 2016, in Zurich.Alexander Koerner/Getty Images Listen to Episode 848 of Slate’s The Gist: Advertisement Why did it take years of reporting for any news organizations to nail down the Harvey Weinstein story? NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik says the allegations received only “twilight” coverage. He considers why NBC might have whiffed on the Weinstein ...

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