Two swing votes: Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Rep. Greg Waldon (R-Ore.), after striking a deal with Pres. Trump on the heath care bill.
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Even Pres. Trump said he had no idea that health insurance can be so complicated.
Part of the reason is that it's not something we really want to buy – and not something we want to buy for others.
Stained glass window depicting a heretic in the Cathedral of Saint Rumbold in Mechelen, Belgium.
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A recent case of comedian Stephen Fry being accused of blasphemy is a reminder that blasphemy laws are not unique to the Muslim world.
Is there a geometry lesson hidden in ‘The Last Supper’?
Mathematics and art are generally viewed as very different. But a trip through history – from an Islamic palace to Pollock's paintings – proves the parallels between the two can be uncanny.
Research shows that regular ethics training helps.
Ethical dilemmas arise not because someone did not know the ethical rules. Instead, they arise when individuals are unable to identify the relevant ethical principle at the time of crisis.
Federico Barocci’s 1598 painting ‘Aeneas’ Flight from Troy.‘
As the United States bars its gates to newcomers, the 'Aeneid' – a story of war, exile, racial hatred and irrational fears – is particularly resonant.
Pro-life and anti-abortion activists converge in front of the Supreme Court on Jan. 27, 2017.
AP Photo/Andrew Harnik
What will happen to the landmark abortion rights ruling with Neil Gorsuch on the Supreme Court?
Poul Henningsen’s Artichoke Lamp, viewed from below at London’s Park Plaza Hotel.
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We asked five design experts – what's your favorite product of all time, and why?
House GOP leaders unveiling the American Health Care Act on March 7, 2017.
The House Republican plan to replace Obamacare is consistent with many proposals that candidate Trump and others espoused. Yet key parts of it could favor the rich and hurt the poor and the aging.
Trump addresses a joint session of Congress on Feb. 28, 2017, as VP Mike Pence and House Speaker Paul Ryan applaud.
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Three scholars grade Trump's first address to Congress. How did he do on Obamacare? What would his 'merit-based' immigration proposal mean? And can he play nice with others
Après l’élection de Trump, le roman paru en 1949 connaît un regain d’intérêt spectaculaire. Pour autant, l’Amérique d’aujourd’hui n’est pas comparable au monde dystopique imaginé par Orwell.
The best selling book on Amazon is '1984' – which was originally published in 1949. A historian from Case Western Reserve University considers how the novel helps us think about our present moment.
Protesters and police officers in downtown Los Angeles, Nov. 12, 2016.
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On the face of it, our democratic values are in trouble. But we should be hopeful about the power of protest.
An electroconvulsive therapy machine is seen at an exhibition at the Wellcome Collection in London in 2012.
Critics have portrayed ECT as a form of medical abuse. Yet many psychiatrists, and more importantly, patients, consider it to be safe and effective. Few medical treatments have such disparate images.
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In a complex media environment, it's become incredibly difficult for the neutral press to point out Donald Trump's lies without having that information discounted as partisan bias.
The Capitol Building as seen in Washington, D.C., Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016.
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Trump's pledge to repeal and replace Obamacare already has weakened the health insurance market and likely will weaken it more. The instability will be costly, in more ways than one.
Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler in Munich, Germany.
National Archives Collection of Foreign Records Seized, 1675 - 1958
In the 1920s and early 1930s, American journalists tended to put the ascendant fascists on a normal footing.
Donald Trump and Mike Pence on election night.
AP Photo/John Locher
Trump won't be the first president who's a Washington outsider. To push his agenda through congress, he'll need his establishment-friendly VP. Will Trump loosen the reins?
About one in four people regrets having tattoos.
Tattoos often seem like a good idea in the moment, but tattoo regret is common. There is good reason, not the least of which is infection.
Accepting grief is important for moving toward hope.
After Donald Trump's victory, a scholar says the biblical prophets can help show us the way forward: Just as there is no peace without justice, there is no healing without grief.
A forensic analyst in Houston removing evidence from a rape kit.
Evidence from rapes has often been backlogged for years, but renewed emphasis on processing these cases has led to surprising findings, including new information on serial rapists.