100 Days of Bad Ideas

The smart people at NPR Politics went through Trump’s “Contract with the America Voter,” i.e. his first 100 days plan, to see how feasible is. For example, here is their analysis of Trump’s plan to gut the Affordable Care Act:The GOP Congress has already demonstrated its willingness to repeal the insurance tax subsidies and Medicaid …

Neither the Good nor the Bad Want to Change the Ugly.

Paul Krugman thinks there is a timidity trap embedded in our economic recovery: Unfortunately, that means growth of 1 percent, versus 0.5 percent, in a deeply depressed economy with 55 percent youth unemployment. The fact that this can be considered good news just goes to show how accustomed we’ve grown to terrible economic conditions. We’re doing …

For the struggling dancers, students, and laid-off marketing flacks who worked alongside me at the club, pouring ourselves into dresses was just the most accessible means to an end. Each of us had ambitions outside of inspiring lewd gestures from intoxicated men. Service work is rarely fun, but I couldn’t shake the idea that according …