Can moral philosophy teach people to be better? Can a television show?
Julie Bogen"@nbcthegoodplace disguised itself as one thing (a comedy about a woman who accidentally got into heaven) before revealing that it was actually something else: a comedic appraisal of philosophy, morality, and the meaning of life."
A generous policy is of little use when work culture heavily discourages men from taking time off.
Julie BogenJapan offers one of the most generous paternity-leave packages in the world (a full year), yet the rate at which eligible fathers working in the private sector take leave is only about six percent.
The president’s impeachment hearings are an exercise in selective accountability.
Julie Bogen"Donald Trump has been credibly accused of rape. Many, many women have come forward to say that he harassed and assaulted them. Those allegations are another thing that everybody knows. And yet." — @megangarber
The candidates who have tried to be as smart in public as they are in private have not fared well.
Julie BogenElizabeth Warren rightly sees that..."politics rewards not the seminar leader but a certain type of cold-blooded manipulator who can find enemies and beat them up publicly, to the applause of a growing throng," writes @gcaw.
Julie BogenTo recap:
1. @mckaycoppins writes an amazing profile of Romney, in which the senator admits having a secret Twitter.
2. @ashleyfeinberg does her thing, and finds the account basically immediately.
3. @MittRomney confirms.
A+ day for journalism.
During the Lewinsky scandal, Clinton focused on doing his job. Trump isn’t even pretending.
Julie BogenTrump's strategy, according to @davidfrum:
1. Talk MORE about impeachment
2. Show no contrition
3. Leave fingerprints everywhere
4. Make no attempt at persuasion
5. Read the stage directions aloud
Ectopic pregnancies can be deadly if left untreated. But abortion opponents are telling another story.
Julie BogenEctopic pregnancies can literally kill the women who experience them, and often the only treatment is abortion.
Abortion opponents are now calling for "watchful waiting," instead of treatment, which doctors are calling "malpractice."
In an area without cellphone reception, I was unable to open the car.
Julie BogenPSA: If you take a Zipcar to an area w/o cell reception, there’s a chance the car won't work. The doors won’t open, and the engine will not start. And b/c you're without cell reception, it may be impossible to call for help.
Julie BogenReported cases of Lyme increased almost 5x from 1992 to 2017, and the CDC estimates that annual incidences have risen to more than 300,000.
Julie Bogen"Not only did I suffer from a disease, but I suffered at the hands of a medical establishment that discredited my testimony and—simply because of my search for answers, and my own lived experiences—wrote me off as a loon."
@meghanor for @TheAtlantic