For millions of people continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, machines are essential for healthy lives. Also for millions of people, the machines are secretly tracking when people are using them and are reporting back to insurance companies. Of course it's about the money; if the patient isn't using it as directed, insurers might not continue coverage for the machine and supplies.
Day after day after day after day, Donald Trump fabricates, falsifies, deceives, invents, concocts, manufactures, misrepresents, equivocates, and prevaricates. In short, along with all the other destructiveness he’s brought to the office of the presidency, he has normalized lying. Not that other presidents haven’t also told lies, sometimes very big ones. But Trump is clearly shooting for a record, to be a tremendous liar, the best liar ever to lead the nation. At the rate he is going, by the...
"I would indict Hillary Clinton," read the July 2016 USA Today op-ed penned by Matthew Whitaker, Donald Trump's now acting attorney general.
Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton, one of the key ringleaders of the conservative uprising against Nancy Pelosi's leadership, laid out his best argument Tuesday against her speakership complete with bogus reasoning and dated polling to back it up. The crux of Moulton's justification for ousting Pelosi comes down to this: the voters who sent some 40 new Democrats to Congress this cycle wanted "real change and new leadership in Washington."
One of the 12,000 people in Arkansas who have been summarily kicked off of Medicaid and who are suing the state over it is Adrian McGonigal. Ironically, this formerly full-time worker ultimately lost his job over the state's work requirement. The Washington Post's Catherine Rampell features McGonigal in a story about how badly the new requirement is harming the people it purports to help.
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Happy Thanksgiving, Donald. No one’s buying your attack on Adm. McRaven or your defense of Crown Prince Mr. Bone Saw. Your daughter used personal emails for work business and your son-in-law just might be indicted soon. And you just lost a big election, and folks want Mueller to finish his work.
When Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One was released earlier this year, it was met with very lukewarm reviews. The general consensus among most critics found the story lacking substance beyond a pandering to a base of nerd culture who will watch a 139 minute film full of pop culture references for the sake of having “Oh, I recognize that!” references. However, just seven years prior, Cline’s book received adulation for doing the exact same thing. In a short period...