FROM Sydnee McElroy
Sawbones Once upon a time, people treated warts by rubbing them with a live fish, parents cut babies gums to help adult teeth come in, and doctors encouraged menstruating women to stand in a field of wheat in the rain to help the harvest. These are the types of topics discussed on the podcast “Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine.” We talk to the hosts about the dumb, bad, gross , weird and wrong ways we’ve tried to fix people over the years.
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.
Terrorism in London: Lessons for the US This weekend’s terrorist attack in London left seven people dead and almost 50 injured. London police fatally shot the attackers, and ISIS claimed responsibility.
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”