FROM Patricia Marx
'Let’s Be Less Stupid' Is your mental acuity not quite as acute as it used to be—and do you wonder if there’s anything you can do about it? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Patricia Marx has been obsessed with her brain function and has written a book about it called 'Let’s Be Less Stupid: An Attempt to Maintain My Mental Faculties.'
The Dubious Rise of Emotional Support Animals The use of service animals is protected by federal law. But what about emotional support animals? Why is it that you can take an Alpaca with you to a museum as a treatment for anxiety? One writer investigated and tested the boundaries of where one can take animals designated for emotional support?
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
Hua Hsu: A Floating Chinaman Author Hua Hsu stops by to discuss his book A Floating Chinaman, recounting the life of 1930's actor/writer H.T. Tsiang and his struggles entering the American literary world.