Trying to sort out the status of Obamacare can be tricky thanks to our dysfunctional leadership class; Republican state Sen. Marty Golden wants to teach Brooklyn’s women “the art of feminine presence”; meanwhile, a group of Mormons quits the church in a mass ceremony in Utah. These discoveries and more below.
On a regular basis, Truthdig brings you the news items and odds and ends that have found their way to Larry Gross, director of the USC Annenberg School for Communication. A specialist in media and culture, art and communication, visual communication and media portrayals of minorities, Gross helped found the field of gay and lesbian studies.
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Rise in sea level can’t be stopped
Rising sea levels cannot be stopped over the next several hundred years, even if deep emissions cuts lower global average temperatures, but they can be slowed down, climate scientists said in a study on Sunday.
Cell Phone Health Risks
One question that invariably comes up when people learn about the environmental and health impact of media and communication technologies is whether cell phones cause brain cancer.
We Still Need ‘Medicare for All’
There has been few steadier Congressional hands throughout the debate over healthcare reform than that of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
Where the Uninsured Live
Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act, it’s worth taking another look at a visual representation of the millions of Americans who still lack health insurance.