The Gist

Medicare for All, Dissent From None

If Democrats insist there’s only one right answer on health care, they risk squabbling their way to defeat in 2020.

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In the interview, does using a stool really help your stool? Can the Squatty Potty offer any actual health benefits or is that smooth dookie all in your mind? Maybe the contraption’s popular just because it rhymes. … Anyway, Maria Konnikova is here to judge, appropriately, whether that is bullshit.

In the Spiel, Medicare is only a minefield if Democrats make it one.

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Podcast production by Pierre Bienaimé and Daniel Schroeder.