FROM Zachary Goldfarb
Early Childhood Obesity Fallen Greatly For the first time since childhood obesity was called "epidemic," a study shows it's declining among very young children. A paper in today's edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association reports that obesity has dropped from 14% to 8% among children between the ages of two and five. It's the work of a researcher at the Centers for Disease Control . Zach Goldfarb, staff writer for the Washington Post , has more on the results as well as some theories about why that's happening.
Cover-up or witch hunt?: The latest on the WH ties to Russia Less than two months into his Presidency, Donald Trump is struggling to get his agenda under way, making it harder himself with tweets that dominate public attention. Meanwhile, important questions are going unanswered: why have staff members and the Attorney General lied about contacts with Russian officials?
The 'deconstruction' of the administrative state President Trump has failed to fill high-level positions in important agencies — and some people he has named want to phase out the agencies they're supposed to lead. We look at the possible consequences for delivering services and providing security — and at top aide Steve Bannon's plans for "deconstructing the administrative state."
Trump's travel ban and the long-term agenda The Trump Administration's revised travel ban may be good news for some visa holders and others, but it's still being challenged as unconstitutional. Some reporters call it the beginning of a long-term effort to change the demographic make-up of the United States.