The Republican Party’s voters have never been natural constituents for its “small government” agenda — because there hasn’t been a majority coalition for Charles Koch’s fiscal priorities since ownership of a large estate stopped being a precondition for the franchise. But when the GOP claimed the loyalty of the lion’s share of the upper-middle class — and top marginal tax rates were higher than they are now — the party had some scintilla of a mandate to let Grover Norquist’s will be done. … [Read more...] about The Lesson That Republicans Will (Probably) Take From the 2018 Midterms
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DJs and Fire & Ice dancers will set the mood at this sultry celebration, with what organizers say will be a venue decked out in "both red-hot and sexy 'fire' and shimmering silver 'ice' decor." Cash bar ticket holders will gain admission to the FIRE & ICE Celebration, lite bites, a champagne toast at midnight and access to drink specials throughout the evening. Six RSVP Seated Tables will also be available for $300. The half-dozen VIP tables on dance floor INCLUDE admission for four to the FIRE & ICE party, one bottle of Champagne, one bottle of Belvedere Vodka w/mixers, lite bites and the Champagne toast at midnight. Additional bottles will be available for purchase throughout the evening as will the full Moonfire Lounge bar selections and specials.Space is limited, and the event is sure to sell out! Click here for tickets. … [Read more...] about Austin New Year’s Events: 2018 Guide
Senate Races To Watch Five of the candidates in those “toss-up” Senate races are incumbents, including Democrats Jon Tester of Montana, Bill Nelson of Florida, Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Claire McCaskill of Missouri, and Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller. The Senate race in Arizona is also listed as a toss-up, as Republican Rep. Martha McSally is running against Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema for GOP Sen. Jeff Flake’s seat, who announced in October 2017 that he would not seek re-election. … [Read more...] about These Are The Key Races To Watch In The 2018 Midterm Elections
But while the Human Genome Project might have been a bit of a letdown in that regard, it did give rise to what had previously been an inconceivable notion: That environmental factors might switch on and off certain genes, thus accounting for the wide array of diversity among humans despite relatively little genetic variation (0.1 percent, to be specific). For the first time, our lives weren’t dictated exclusively by what we owed to nature and to nurture. The brave new world of “epigenetics” alluded to the fact that our destinies may be a combination of both, and that we may have agency in how the latter affects the former. … [Read more...] about What If You Could Prevent Alzheimer’s?
The researchers began with a well-studied phenomenon and flipped it on its head. Alzheimer’s, countless studies have shown, causes disturbed sleep, but what if, they asked, disturbed sleep causes Alzheimer’s? “Our findings reveal a new pathway through which Alzheimer’s disease may cause memory decline later in life,” Matthew Walker, senior author of the study and a professor of neuroscience at UC Berkeley, writes. … [Read more...] about Can Quality Sleep Prevent Alzheimer’s?