Jing Li (Weill Cornell): Plastic Surgery or Primary Care? Altruistic Preferences and Expected Specialty Choice of U.S. Medical Students. The teachers’ strikes have exposed the GOP’s Achilles heel. If Trump blows up the deal, Iran gets the bomb. McConnell points to “the most consequential decision” of his career: “to let the president being elected last year pick the Supreme Court nominee”. Facebook just made a shocking admission, and we’re all too exhausted to notice. Is Facebook in more trouble than people think? Don’t fix Facebook — replace it. Trump’s most influential white nationalist troll is a Middlebury grad who lives in Manhattan. Robert Mercer backed a secretive group that worked with Facebook, Google to target anti-Muslim ads at swing voters.

Anna North on how Trump helped inspire a wave of strict new abortion laws. How to talk about abortion: Removing arguments of individual morality from the equation is the best way to find consensus and determine public policy. Plenty of conservatives really do believe women should be executed for having abortions: Atlantic writer Kevin Williamson may have been fired for suggesting the death penalty for abortion, but he’s not alone. Who has any use for conservative intellectuals?

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