Justin Townes Earle:
The Soggy Bottom Boys, from the “O Brother Where Art Thou” soundtrack:
It’s no exaggeration to say the Supreme Court’s chief buffoon would feel more at home in the antebellum South than in America after the New Deal. More here.
Joan Osborne and the Funk Brothers:
Sounds like rats have ADD, too:
What separates a hard worker from someone who does the bare minimum? New research suggests they have different ways of approaching tasks: The hard worker thinks more about the reward at the end, while the slacker seems to focus more on the effort needed.
However, the research, which was conducted on rats, also reveals a twist: Stimulants like amphetamines seem to flip those approaches. “The workers are choosing fewer of the hard trials, and the slackers are choosing more of the hard trials,” said study researcher Jay Hosking, a graduate student at the University of British Columbia.
Caffeine also turns hardworkers into slackers, but doesn’t make lazy rats into productive superstars the way amphetamines do. The results of the study appear today (March 28) in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology.
After I win the MegaMillion jackpot, I’m not answering the phone.
James Carville could be correct about the political fallout if there is a court loss in the ACA case and health care costs continue to spiral out of control.
“You know what the Democrats are going to say – and it is completely justified: ‘We tried, we did something, go see a 5-4 Supreme Court majority,’” Carville added. “The public has these guys figured out. Our polls show that half think this whole thing is political.”
I guess it would be great for political gain, but, what about those who will not be able to get into the health care system?