The Gist

It’s Not Just You

We have grown weary of the uncertain tariffs, maybe-summits, and possible pardons.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo listens as President Donald Trump speaks to the press outside the White House on Friday in Washington.

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On The Gist, an appreciation of the man who invented Pong.

Barbara Lipska’s career as a neuroscientist did not prepare her to identify the dark effects of her own brain tumors diagnosed in 2015.  There’s studying a damaged brain, and then there’s having one. Lipska is the author of The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind: My Tale of Madness and Recovery.

In the Spiel, let’s hear it for the ancillary news.

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