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Former House Speaker John Boehner holds a press conference June 25, 2012, after the Supreme Court handed down a 5-4 decision upholding the Affordable Care Act. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Why Democrats and health policy experts believe the Barrett confirmation rush is about getting rid of the Affordable Care Act: 3 essential reads

Democrats are outraged at what they say is the hypocrisy of allowing a president to appoint a new Supreme Court justice near the end of his term. One of their biggest practical concerns is the ACA.
El Príncipe Carlos, acompañado por Camila de Cornualles, con el Presidente francés Emmanuel Macron, en Londres, 18 de junio, 2020. Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

‘Namaste’ es el saludo perfecto para la pandemia

Originalmente una palabra sánscrita, namaste significa "me inclino ante ti." Es un reconocimiento de nuestra humanidad compartida, y se hace sin tocar – exactamente lo que necesitamos ahora.
The Supreme Court will face another challenge to the Affordable Care Act that is more likely to succeed with the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. AP Photo/Susan Walsh

If the Supreme Court strikes down the Affordable Care Act, Trump’s health care order is not enough to replace it

The Supreme Court will again consider the fate of the Affordable Care Act next month. But Trump's record and a reading of his health executive order make it unlikely that he can offer a meaningful alternative to the ACA.
Prince Charles, accompanied by Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and French president Emmanuel Macron greet one another with a ‘namaste’ in London on June 18. Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

Why ‘namaste’ has become the perfect pandemic greeting

An ancient Indian greeting is replacing the handshake. An expert explains its roots and why it affirms our inter-connectedness with one another.
Both Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Donald Trump have been accused of using hate speech. AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi

When politicians use hate speech, political violence increases

My research shows that when politicians use hate speech, it's not just empty rhetoric or political theater: Domestic terrorism increases, in the US and in other countries.
Jóvenes crean un video TikTok en Lituania. Photo by Alfredas Pliadis/Xinhua via Getty Images

¿Por qué les encanta TikTok a los niños?

Los jóvenes ven en la app un espacio para enviar mensajes políticos y pasar el rato en un espacio en línea en gran parte libre de adultos.
Children run as an agent of the National Institute of Public Hygiene carries out fumigation in the Anyama district of Abidjan,Ivory Coast. SIA KAMBOU/AFP via Getty Images

More dengue fever and less malaria – mosquito control strategies may need to shift as Africa heats up

A warming climate may change the types of viruses that thrive. A new report suggests that the threat of malaria may be replaced by dengue, for which there is no treatment and no cure.
Minneapolis Police create a blockade after a campaign rally for President Donald Trump on October 10, 2019. Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

Why police unions are not part of the American labor movement

George Floyd's death has thrust police unions into the spotlight amid a growing recognition that they are not part of the U.S. labor movement but a narrow interest group pursuing their self-interests.
Chez les personnes âgées en bonne santé, la solitude se caractérise par une réaction au stress similaire à celle des personnes qui souffrent de stress chronique. Justin Paget via Getty Images

L’isolement augmente le risque de démence chez les personnes âgées

L’isolement social que connaissent les personnes âgées qui tentent de se protéger contre la pandémie de coronavirus fait naître de nouveaux risques pour la santé mentale.
Will white people’s participation in Black Lives Matter protests yield real change? Jeremy Hogan/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

After the civil rights era, white Americans failed to support systemic change to end racism. Will they now?

In principle, white Americans support efforts to end racism. But in practice, they have long been unwilling to support the fundamental change needed to do that. Will this year's events change that?

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