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Barack Obama's Flip-Flop and the End of Net Neutrality : The New Yorker

newyorker.com — In 2007, at a public forum at Coe College, in Iowa, Presidential candidate Barack Obama was asked about net neutrality. Specifically, "Would you make it a priority in your first year of office to reinstate net neutrality as the law of the land? And would you pledge to only appoint F.C.C.
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What Big Data Can't Tell Us About Health Care : The New Yorker

newyorker.com — Jean Malouin, a family doctor in Michigan, woke up one morning earlier this month to an e-mail from a Washington Post reporter, who informed her that a vast release of Medicare payment data from 2012 had identified her as the highest female biller in the country, and the seventeenth-highest over all, with more than seven million dollars in payments.
RT @amitabhchandra2: Fantastic New Yorker article…in which I say that transparency solutions are the analog to driving hybrids. newyorker.com/online/blogs/c…
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A Letter from a Prolific Correspondent

newyorker.com — Dear Editor: Re " All the Letters That Are Fit to Print," April 10th online: Of course, I am delighted with Andrew Marantz's piece about me. But I have three small bones to pick. First, he quotes me as saying, "I then decided that I would probably live longer if I was less fat."
RT @DavidGrann: If you write about the @nytimes most prolific letter writer, you can expect one thing in response...a LETTER: buff.ly/1gTpXY5
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What Big Data Can't Tell Us About Health Care : The New Yorker

newyorker.com — Jean Malouin, a family doctor in Michigan, woke up one morning earlier this month to an e-mail from a Washington Post reporter, who informed her that a vast release of Medicare payment data from 2012 had identified her as the highest female biller in the country, and the seventeenth-highest over all, with more than seven million dollars in payments.
If you want to chew on what it really takes to improve healthcare read @LisaRosenbaum17 in @newyorker :mktplc.org/QHMOiF

How to Tell When Someone Is Lying

newyorker.com — On January 27, 2008, Penny Boudreau's twelve-year-old daughter, Karissa, went missing in her hometown of Bridgewater, Canada. That afternoon, mother and daughter had had a fight in a grocery-store parking lot. They'd been having a "heart-to-heart" about "typical teen-age things," Boudreau said.

How Much Gay Sex Should a Novel Have?

newyorker.com — 1. The first thing to say, of course, is that the question is deeply silly. The half answer, half protest that immediately springs to mind is, It depends. Many are the conditions that it depends upon. History is one. Once upon a time, novels were frank about sex.

'We Make Florida Look Safe' : The New Yorker

newyorker.com — ATLANTA (The Borowitz Report)-Flanked by members of his state's legislature on Wednesday afternoon, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal proudly unveiled Georgia's new official state slogan, "We Make Florida Look Safe." Gov. Deal told reporters that the slogan was "more than just words," reflecting Georgia's determination to best its rival Florida for the nation's most reckless gun law.

Competition for McDonald's, and for Ronald : The New Yorker

newyorker.com — In March, Taco Bell began airing three commercials in support of its new breakfast menu. In each, a series of men introduce themselves: "I'm Ronald McDonald." "I'm Ronald McDonald." "I am the Ronald McDonald." The ads, which were directed by the Oscar-winning filmmaker Errol Morris, end with the men speaking in unison, "My name is Ronald McDonald, and I love Taco Bell's new breakfast."
Terrific story about how Taco Bell hired Ronald McDonalds to hawk its breakfast and how Errol Morris filmed the ads. m.newyorker.com/online/blogs/c…
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The Scientist Behind the Digital Cloning of Actors : The New Yorker

newyorker.com — The actress Emily O'Brien and I met at the University of Southern California's Institute for Creative Technologies, in a conference room with Paul Debevec, the computer scientist who invented the technology that created an elaborate 3-D scan of her (known as Digital Emily), in 2008.
RT @NewYorker: Margaret Talbot looks at the scanning technology responsible for some of Hollywood’s most lifelike special effects: nyr.kr/1mvOTJC

Consider the Egg

newyorker.com — Vegans, avert your eyes while the rest of us consider the egg. We've finally reached its season, at least as far as symbolism goes: spring, birth, something that the Theosophical Society calls "the origin and secret of being"-and that's just the beginner-level stuff.
"What the grain of sand was to...Blake, the egg has been to just about everyone else." @Alex_Lily considers the egg: nyr.kr/1k7ku3E

Sherpas, Death, and Anger on Everest : The New Yorker

newyorker.com — For many years, the most lucrative commercial guiding operation on Mt. Everest has been a company called Himalayan Experience, or Himex, which is owned by a New Zealand mountaineer named Russell Brice.
"neither wages nor insurance payouts fair compensation for risk" RT @VMMoncrieff: Death and Anger on Everest newyorker.com/online/blogs/n…
Death and Anger on Everest. Yes, someone saw the avalanche coming - & pulled his team out. newyorker.com/online/blogs/n… via @NewYorker
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Supreme Court Calls Lying by Politicians an Expression of Their Religion

newyorker.com — WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)-In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court of the United States declared on Tuesday that lying by politicians is protected by the First Amendment because it is an expression of their religion.

Death E-mails Google

newyorker.com — To: questions@google.com From: d.death2@aol.com Subject: Questions! Hey! Death here. Just writing to see if we can't do anything about my Web presence. When I type my name ("Death") into Google, some of the related searches that pop up are things like "death poems," "death quotes," "Death of a Salesman," etc.

Can the K.S.M. Trial Be Saved?

newyorker.com — It's been another strange stretch at Guantánamo Bay, with a legal farce playing out in the courtroom where Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the admitted planner of the 9/11 attacks, and his alleged co-conspirators, are being tried by a military commission-or will be, someday, maybe.