One month ago, the heart of President Joe Biden 's domestic agenda was on life support, and his job approval rating had dropped to a new low. Biden and his party appeared headed for a shellacking in the midterm elections. Even Democratic voters seemed ready to move on from the president, openly questioning whether he should seek a second term. But seemingly overnight, in an unexpected turn of events, Biden has regained some momentum following what has been the most productive period of his presidency. In a rare flurry of bipartisan activity over the past six weeks, Congress passed the most significant gun control regulation in three decades and made a major investment in U.S. manufacturing to counter competition from China. And on Sunday, Senate Democrats approved an energy, tax and health care package on a party-line vote, delivering on a number of longtime Democratic priorities. The House is expected to vote on the bill Friday. Still, the president's approval rating … [Read more...] about Biden boosts legacy with energy, health care bill. Will voters reward him?
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BROMPTON was one of the earlier New England settlements. Its cemeteries contain numerous stones dating back almost to the middle of the seventeenth century, and the town celebrated its bicentennial years ago. Its first meeting-house was burned by Indians. In the Revolutionary era its citizens hurried away to the earliest engagements around Boston ; and of that period it preserves many memorials, notably two line old taverns, in which some of the most famous of the Continental officers are known to have lodged. But we are not now concerned with its history, and I come directly to the time, a decade or so before the civil war, when the town, after having been for more than a century and a half a small farming community, for which all necessary boot and shoe making and repairing were easily done by a few cobblers, was beginning to make shoes on a larger scale, for export. Brompton has neither water - power nor any of the other natural advantages which would have made it possible to … [Read more...] about A Massachusetts Shoe Town
Swabbing your cheeks and spitting into vials can open up a whole new world. Send off your samples to a genetic testing company like Ancestry, and you can learn where your forebears came from. But the industry that began by telling people which countries their ancestors inhabited has veered into the realm of medicine—some genetic testing companies can also tell if you're carrying genes that have been linked to serious diseases like cancer, Alzheimer's and diabetes. Yet as scientists continue to puzzle out our DNA and the world becomes increasingly digital, private genetic-testing companies will play a tricky role in health care, blurring the lines between being a patient and being a consumer. Unlike finding out that you share blood with people from an unexpected nation, a list of potentially dangerous DNA mutations isn't the sort of information people keep to themselves. The results of private genetic tests are already starting to leak from living rooms and into the clinical … [Read more...] about At-home genetic tests are changing how patients interact with their doctors
Breakfast From July 1, 2022 all 20 DHBs were scrapped and two new entities took over running the health system. Ben Kepes is a Canterbury-based entrepreneur and professional board member. The last thing he wants is for our health system to go down the US path. OPINION: Recently I wrote an article about the buy now, pay later space . For those who didn't read it, BNPL is a modern(ish) take on the laybuy we all used as kids – just done far worse. As I wrote in my article, the BNPL space has seen a huge amount of turbulence in recent months as default rates skyrocket, customer acquisition plateaus and the winds of a stricter regulatory regime blow in the general direction of these disruptors. The tone of my article was that the whole BNPL fiasco (or emerging fiasco, at least) is an example of what happens when the tech ecosystem gets itself in a fluster about just how revolutionary it is. In a bid to disrupt huge swathes of the economy, tech sometimes develops … [Read more...] about Could tech innovation be the answer to our healthcare woes?
Jake Bequette’s service to his country began when he left his life as a professional football player and joined the 101st Airborne Division. He served in the military for three and a half years, but his service to his country, he says, is just beginning. “Today, I am announcing a run for the U.S. Senate in Arkansas,” Bequette said in an interview with The Daily Wire. “I’m born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas. I’m a third generation Arkansas Razorback. I come from a football family. My grandfather, father, and uncle all played football at the University of Arkansas, and it was a lifelong dream of mine to play football for the Hogs and wear that Razorback on my helmet. And I was very blessed to be able to do so as a team captain and be on some great Razorback football teams.” Bequette, a Republican, will challenge current Arkansas Senator John Boozman (R-AR), who will be running for his third term in office. The general election is set for November 8, 2022. After retiring … [Read more...] about EXCLUSIVE: Former NFL Player Jake Bequette Announces Run For U.S. Senate In Arkansas | The Daily Wire