The Lessons of Washington State’s Watered Down ‘Public Option’

Image Jay Inslee, the governor of Washington, signing a measure in May that puts the state on track to create the nation’s first “public option” health insurance.CreditRachel La Corte/Associated Press For those who dream of universal health care, Washington State looks like a pioneer. As Gov. Jay Inslee pointed out in the first Democratic presidential…

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10 Fashion Insiders on the Most Comfortable Flats They Love to Wear

Cap-Toe Ballerinas Chanel chanel.com $750.00 “I’m in love with the Chanel CC cap-toe flats — they’re the comfiest shoes and that’s coming from a New Yorker who walks everywhere. Even when wearing them with jeans and a tee, you can look sophisticated, chic, and have no blisters by the end of the day. You can…

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The Negroni Is a Century Old, but Just Hitting Its Stride

The Negroni turns 100 this year. As recently as a decade ago, that bit of news would have drawn blank faces, communicating “So?” or “Who cares?” or even “What’s a Negroni?” Today the Negroni is, quite simply, one of the most consumed cocktails in the world, and the most successful mixed drink ever to come…

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What are the different types of abortion?

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Buying Your First Leather Jacket Is a Black Girl Rite of Passage

«Can I try it on?” I asked in excited anticipation. I was around eight years old. It was my first trip to Wilsons Leather in the mall. Moments before, the clerk had disappeared into the back before reemerging with a black Victorian-style leather jacket wrapped in a clear plastic bag with a long layaway ticket…

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Angela Merkel Is Seen Shaking Again, but Spokesman Insists She’s Fine

BERLIN — For the second time in 10 days, Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday was seen shaking at a public event and struggling to maintain control of her body as her limbs trembled visibly. And for the second time in 10 days, Germany largely did not discuss it. Her spokesman insisted she was well. German…

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South Africa Meets South Asia at Peri Peri Grill House

It isn’t the smell of smoke that greets you when you walk through the door of Peri Peri Grill House in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn; it’s the sight of it. The hard-working grill in the open kitchen exhales smoke in billows that dissipate quickly into the dining room, but not before leaving a defining mark on all…

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HPV Vaccine Proving Very Successful

The vaccine against HPV, introduced in 2006, appears to be very successful in preventing cancer in real-world circumstances. HPV, or human papilloma virus, is a common sexually transmitted disease, and while most cases are harmless, some types of the virus can cause genital warts and cancer. Researchers reviewed 40 studies of HPV infection in 14…

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Manzanilla Sherry, the Salty Side of Wine

Manzanilla sherry is about as far as you can get from rosé in wine. That’s one good reason to make it our next subject. While rosé enjoys widespread popularity and marketing cachet, manzanilla resides largely in the hearts of sherry geeks. I’m not sure I qualify for full geekdom, but I do love sherry, and…

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Beyond the Beach: Rosés with Character and Dimensions

I’m sitting in my Manhattan apartment, but in my mind I’m far away, watching the ocean, glass of rosé in hand, staring out at the waves breaking under pale blue skies, sea breezes rustling the leaves above. Such is the power of rosé to stir the imagination. Great wines are by nature transporting. They take…

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