Five years ago, against practically anyone’s better judgment, I knowingly abandoned any semblance of medical evidence to follow the bizarre-sounding health advice of strangers on the internet. The treatment was extreme, expensive, and potentially dangerous. If that sounds like a terrible idea to you, imagine how it must have felt to a science journalist like me, trained to value evidence above all. A decade ago, I never would have believed I’d do such a lunatic thing. If it helped me, it could help other people—provided they take the proper precautions.
By John Dickerson WASHINGTON — With three weeks until Election Day, each party is choosing its metaphors. “Our job is to get as many races on the table as possible,” says a Democratic strategist involved in this fall’s midterm elections, “create as many opportunities as possible, create as much confusion as possible, and then hope that at the end of the day enough Plinkos get all the way down the ‘Price Is Right’ board to hit the jackpot.” The jackpot, in this case, is keeping control of the Senate, which given how tilted the field is this cycle against Democrats, wil
By Josh Levin Slate WASHINGTON — It made sense that someone like Jason Collins would be the first out gay man in one of the four major North American pro sports leagues. Collins, a 12-year NBA veteran and a Stanford graduate, had already proved his worth in the pros. There was no question that he could play, and that he wasn’t “a disruptive locker room presence,” whatever that is supposed to mean.