There’s no shortage of irony in the fact that Thanksgiving, ostensibly our national day of gratitude and unity, falls mere weeks after the midterm elections, which are almost certainly guaranteed to expose the many ways in which we despise one another. Good luck avoiding politics while you share giblets and stuffing with your loudmouth uncle. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below So much ink has been spilled about the country’s current spasm of toxic tribalism, but very few people are actually doing anything about it. I recently met some people who are. Better Angels is a nonprofit, grassroots, bipartisan citizens’ “movement” intent on bringing reds and blues together to talk in workshops across the country, in a broader attempt at “depolarizing America.” The group’s name comes from Abraham Lincoln’s first inaugural address and his famous appeal to the country on the brink of the Civil War. He proposed that the nation could … [Read more...] about How Should You Handle Politics at the Thanksgiving Table? Try Listening.
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The Detroit News Published 3:14 PM EDT Oct 11, 2018 Angelique S. Chengelis, Matt Charboneau, John Niyo and Bob Wojnowski of The Detroit News offer their predictions on the outcome of Saturday's Michigan vs. Wisconsin game at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor (7:30 p.m., ABC/950 AM). Angelique S. Chengelis: Break this game down any way you want, but this is a big test for the Wolverines, the first since Notre Dame – although coming back from 17 at Northwestern could be considered a test, as well. Wisconsin's secondary has issues, so this could be a field day for Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson and his receivers and tight ends, Zach Gentry and Sean McKeon. The Badgers haven't had a great pass rush, a benefit for an improving Michigan offensive line. The Badgers are tough up front offensively and will challenge the Wolverines' equally-tough defensive line. Can Michigan stop running back Jonathan Taylor? Probably not. But slowing him down is a possibility while the defense tries … [Read more...] about Detroit News predictions: Michigan Wolverines vs. Wisconsin Badgers
Roseanne Barr continued to insist Thursday that her controversial tweet about former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett was not racist and said she thinks ABC was quick to cancel her show because the network had long wanted to get rid of her. In her first public appearance since she was fired from the ABC reboot of "Roseanne" following a racist tweet likening Jarrett to a cross between the Muslim Brotherhood and a "Planet of the Apes" actor, Barr sat down with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach for a live podcast taping at Stand Up NY on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Barr, who is Jewish, said her tweet was about asking for accountability from the Obama administration on the Iran deal, which Jarrett is the author of, "and that was what was in my head." "I'm sorry that anyone thought that was a racist and not a political tweet, because it was in fact a political tweet and not a racist tweet whatsoever," Barr said. "I can talk about it 'til I’m blue in the face and they’re never … [Read more...] about Roseanne Barr: ABC Used Controversial Tweet to Get Rid of Me
Friday, May 25, 2018 by: Isabelle Z. Tags: badhealth, badmedicine, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ebola, Ebola outbreak, infection, infectious disease, outbreak, pandemic, quarantine (Natural News) A new and growing Ebola outbreak is hitting the Democratic Republic of Congo, and additional concerns have been raised as three infected people escaped their quarantine hospital, potentially infecting countless others. The three patients had been quarantined in the northwestern city of Mbandaka, a port city with a population of nearly 1.2 million. Two of the patients have passed away, while a third has been found alive and brought back to the hospital for observation. Medecins Sans Frontieres said that two of the escapees had been brought by their families to a church to pray. World Health Organization Spokesman Tarik Jasarevic told ABC News that while the incident was very concerning, it isn’t unusual for people to wish to spend their final moments in their homes with loved … [Read more...] about Infected EBOLA carriers escape quarantine hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Tiffany Mielcarek was aghast when she saw NBC’s Today Show hype an experimental weight loss procedure that freezes a branch of the vagus nerve that sends hunger signals to the brain and regulates digestion. “They were talking about it as if this were a miracle. No risks were brought up at all,” said the 48-year-old Ohio resident, who has a digestive disorder called gastroparesis, which can be caused by damage to the vagus nerve. “It just struck me as very irresponsible.” Tiffany Mielcarek, who says her vagus nerve was damaged by a neurological disease, uses a feeding tube. She wasn’t alone in her concern. Nearly 100 comments about the segment were posted on the Today Show’s Facebook page, most expressing shock that the program didn’t broach any potential risks of a procedure that has only been studied for a few months in a handful of patients. Similar imbalanced coverage about the procedure — undergoing a clinical trial at Emory … [Read more...] about Patients with a rare stomach disorder express alarm as TV news promotes nerve freezing for weight loss