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  • The Dis-United States of Cannabis

    With marijuana illegal in any form at the federal level, states are forging their own paths to medical and recreational use.
  • Why didn't bidets catch on in the United States?

    Many people around the world use bidets so they can clean themselves properly after using the toilet. I discovered them in the 1980s in Japan and I installed them in the toilets in my house. (I have the cold-water version, which doesn't require electricity. They cost just and are truly life-changing.) In this video we learn why most Americans don't have bidets. It started because US servicemen first saw them in French brothels in WWII and associated them with prostitution. And when bidet...

    Boing Boing
  • How the United States Could Afford ‘Medicare for All’

    Gerald Friedman Politics, Americas Several Democrats running for president in 2020 support some version of Medicare for all. Health care is Americans’ number-one priority, based on recent polls, so it’s no wonder it’s been a hot topic in the Democratic primary. Every candidate is offering a plan, ranging from Joe Biden’s Affordable Care Act upgrade to Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for all” that would abolish private health insurance. Even the president is joining the bandwagon and unveiled his own...

    The National Interest