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What Happens When A Retail Pharmacy Decides To Stop Selling Cigarettes?

healthaffairs.org — Editor's note: This post is part of a series stemming from the Third Annual Health Law Year in P/Review event held at Harvard Law School on Friday, January 30, 2015. The conference brought together leading experts to review major developments in health law over the previous year, and preview what is to come.

Dynamic scoring is a good idea with big problems

vox.com — Congressional Republicans are set to appoint economist Keith Hall as the new director of the Congressional Budget Office. But more importantly, they're going to ask Hall to change the way the CBO scores big bills. They want to get dynamic.

Republicans say they have a plan if the Supreme Court rules against Obamacare. They don't.

vox.com — On Sunday night, three Senate Republicans - Lamar Alexander, John Barrasso and Orrin Hatch - published a Washington Post op-ed promising that if the Supreme Court rules against Obamacare and rips subsidies out of federal exchanges, "Republicans have a plan to protect Americans harmed by the administration's actions."

The best sendoff to Spock came from the International Space Station

vox.com — On Saturday, NASA astronaut Terry Virts, who is currently aboard the International Space Station, marked the passing of Leonard Nimoy with a Vulcan salute ... delivered from the final frontier, and sent over Twitter. As Kyle Hill writes at Nerdist, NASA has long known the power of Star Trek in inspiring astronauts and galvanizing the public: NASA has always recognized the galvanizing power of Star Trek.

Steve Jobs’ best advice for managers

vox.com — The New Yorker's lengthy profile of Apple's chief designer, Jonathan Ive, is worth reading. But I found this argument between Ive and his late boss, Steve Jobs, to be the most interesting bit: Jobs's taste for merciless criticism was notorious; Ive recalled that, years ago, after seeing colleagues crushed, he protested.

This cartoon is the simplest explanation of the color-changing dress

vox.com — A cartoon is worth a thousand tweets when it comes to the debate over whether the dress is white and gold or blue and black. And, to that end, internet nerd-cartoon XKCD* posted this illustration that makes pretty clear what's going on with the mystery dress.

Hillary Clinton has a plan to fix Washington. It is not a good plan.

vox.com — There's a lot of chatter about what Hillary Clinton's campaign will actually be about. But the truth is, coming up with a policy agenda is the easy part. The hard part is going to be persuading voters that that agenda can pass. The Obama years have been, for liberals, a searing lesson in the limits of the presidency.

The FCC’s new net neutrality rules, explained in 172 seconds

vox.com — The Federal Communications Commission has approved its strongest network neutrality rules yet. The new rules reclassify internet access so it will be regulated like a public utility. What is net neutrality, and how did we get here? Ezra Klein explains in 3 minutes.

Elizabeth Warren is furious over Obama’s proposed trade deal

vox.com — Elizabeth Warren has a talent for making huge fights out of obscure nominations and economic policy provisions. On Tuesday, Warren took aim at Scott Alvarez, the Federal Reserve's powerful general counsel, for his views on banking regulation. Virtually no one knows who Alvarez is.

Top 5 Health Care Trends to Watch in 2015

healthaffairs.org — With a new Congress, health care is once again an issue of tremendous scrutiny and debate. Many of the federal policy debates in 2015 will be largely symbolic, resulting in little more than tweaks to existing law. However, health care policy is not just a matter for Congress to consider.
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Mar 03, 2015

"The best-case scenario is that we wind up with an elective dictator but retain peaceful transitions of power" bit.ly/1zUKDrW

Mar 02, 2015

“The majority of people making less than $30,000 say it takes less than $100,000 to be rich” bit.ly/1GK657O

Mar 02, 2015

Copyright for APIs is going to be a disaster and only the Supreme Court can stop it: bit.ly/1wFimtR

Mar 02, 2015

Frank Underwood's jobs plan on House of Cards is bonkers: bit.ly/1wFdx3C

Mar 02, 2015

City of Cleveland apologizes for blaming 12-year-old Tamir Rice for own death in police shooting: bit.ly/1DyjLiE

Mar 02, 2015

Some dynamic scoring clickbait for your clicking needs: bit.ly/1M1CCr8

Mar 02, 2015

In "Call Me Maybe,"Jepsen says "maybe" 12 times. In "I Really Like You", she says "really" 67 times bit.ly/1Dy81N6 #datajournalism

Mar 02, 2015

This is what the sky would look like if we orbited other stars instead of the Sun: vox.com/2015/3/2/81335… pic.twitter.com/3YVSuDmdO6

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