The poll found that 55 percent of respondents to a SurveyMonkey poll commissioned by Axios believe the claims contained in the September 5 New York Times editorial "I am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration," and in Woodward's work, "Fear: Trump in the White House." © Flickr/ Alec PerkinsBipartisan Group Wants to Investigate Mutinous NYT Op-Ed, Congressman Claims Pollsters surveyed 2,173 adults in the United States. Survey respondents were prompted: "As you may know, a new book by Bob Woodward and a recent anonymous New York Times column from a senior official both claim there is significant resistance to President Trump from within the White House. Do you believe these reports?" The NYT editorial claimed that Trump's dispositions are "generally anti-trade and anti-democratic"; the root of Trump's problems is his "amorality"; and that he lacks "any discernible first principles that guide his … [Read more...] about Poll: Majority of US Believes ‘The Resistance’ Is Active Within White House
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Experimental feature Listen to this article Play audio for this article Pause Register here to receive your free weekly briefing by email.As the holiday season approaches and people step up their travel, one group of flyers faces particular stress when they hear the announcement: “Is there a doctor on the plane?” A recent interview in the Journal of the American Medical Association highlights some of the problems that can arise when they respond to calls for help.Rachel Zang, an American doctor, warns that it is not clear who bears legal liability for medics on planes, and says there is no clear process for selection and pre-authorisation. There are no consistent rules on the drugs and diagnostics carried on board, and sometimes there is a contradiction between the advice given in the air and from medical crews on the ground.Data on the frequency and nature of in-flight emergencies are also scant. One study in the New England Journal of Medicine … [Read more...] about FT Health: Is there a doctor on board?
Darren Dodd and Andrew Jack June 29, 2018 Print this page Experimental feature Listen to this article Play audio for this article Pause Register here to receive this briefing by email every Friday.“I have patients who come in suffering from an addiction to Candy Crush Saga, and they’re substantially similar to people who come in with a cocaine disorder,” writes a US doctor. In the UK, a 10-year old had to be treated for serious bowel and bladder problems after his gaming habit stopped him going to the toilet.Cases such as these have led the World Health Organization to include “gaming disorder” in its new Classification of Diseases.The UK this week announced its first dedicated clinic for addicts. In the US, rehab programmes such as ReStart are becoming more popular. Some suggest copying the tactics of smoking cessation programmes with a mix of advertising bans, packaging regulations and … [Read more...] about FT Health: Battle begins over gaming disorder
Helen Dale 2 June 2018 9:00 AM 2 June 2018 9:00 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp Claire Lehmann is editor-in-chief of Quillette, magazine to the oddly-named ‘Intellectual Dark Web.’ A rising star and genuine Australian success, her outlet’s extraordinary popularity also reveals troubling attempts to narrow the range of acceptable ideas in the academy, legacy press and wider culture. Curiously, her story is not widely known — at least not in establishment circles. During my stint as Senator David Leyonhjelm’s Senior Adviser, I had to keep a watching brief on Australian media. This was not a task I enjoyed. I went from someone who did not own a television or listen to talkback to someone who watched current affairs religiously, tuned into everyone, and read the papers — regardless of their political slant — daily. While much of this activity took place with a view to placing my boss’s pieces in … [Read more...] about Australia’s Mistress of the Intellectual Dark Web
Leslie Cockburn, the Democratic nominee for the 5th Congressional District of Virginia, has been labeled an anti-Semite by her Republican opponents, The New York Times reports. According to the newspaper, members of the Republican Party of Virginia branded Cockburn as anti-Semitic because of a book written by her and her husband, titled "Dangerous Liaison: The Inside Story of the U.S.-Israeli Covert Relationship,” which a review in NYT itself described back then as “largely dedicated to Israel-bashing for its own sake." READ MORE: 'Incredible Solidarity': UK Muslim Group Slams Anti-Semitism in Full-Page Ad In an attempt to resolve the situation, Cockburn held a meeting with about 40 Jewish leaders in Charlottesville in order to address the matter and explain herself. During an interview with the newspaper, Cockburn herself described accusations against her … [Read more...] about US Politician Accused of Antisemitism for Her Views on Israel