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  • News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos

    News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos
    Norwegian public television (NRK), which introduced the now-legendary continuous, live log-burning show (12 hours long, with “color commentary” on the historical and cultural importance of fire), scheduled a new program for this week in its appeal to serenity (labeled “Slow TV”). On Nov. 1, NRK was to televise live, for five hours, an attempt to break the world record for producing a sweater, from shearing the sheep to spinning the wool and knitting the garment (current record: 4:51, by Australians). (In addition to the log, NRK viewers have been treated to live cams on a salmon-fishing boat and, for five days, on a cruise ship.) Said an NRK journalist, “You would think it's boring television, but we have quite good ratings for these programs.”
  • Dodd Recalls First Obamacare Vote 5 Years Ago

    Republicans and talk radio hosts have been blasting the Obamacare healthcare law relentlessly for five full years, but former U.S. Sen. Christopher J. Dodd sees it differently. On the recent fifth anniversary of the first committee vote in favor of the...

    What happens when a state tries to make Obamacare work -- or not work

    There were signs almost from the start that the great unknown about the Affordable Care Act was how effectively individual states would implement the law. The question got more complicated after the Supreme Court turned one of the key provisions, the...

    Republicans' lawsuit an insult to Obama and Americans

    To the editor: Now the wheels have come off the clown car. ("GOP-led House votes to sue Obama in first-of-its-kind lawsuit," July 30) This do-nothing Republican House voted Wednesday to sue President Obama. With all the problems facing this country, the...

    Cynthia M. Allen: Why consensus matters in making social policy

    In dueling federal appeals court decisions last week, judges issued contradictory rulings about the president's signature legislation, arriving at opposite interpretations of the plain language of the Affordable Care Act. The circuit split likely means...