What Trump and Clinton voters really think about Trump

Their views were more nuanced than our poll showed. At first glance, Trump voters and Clinton voters appear sharply divided on how they view Trump’s handling of the presidency so far. Ninety-five percent of the people who voted for Donald Trump approve of his performance, according to a Vox-SurveyMonkey poll of more than 1,000 Americans conducted in early April. Among Clinton voters, it couldn’t be more different — 93 percent disapprove of his performance. But…

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Donald Trump is taking on Michelle Obama’s healthy food legacy

3 battlefronts in Trump’s effort to make American food unhealthy again Trump brags about eating fast food. Michelle Obama planted a vegetable garden at the White House. Now it seems the President is quietly trying to overtake the former First Lady’s vision for the future of food in America. Great afternoon in Ohio & a great evening in Pennsylvania – departing now. See you tomorrow Virginia! pic.twitter.com/jQTQYBFpdb — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 2, 2016…

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No country on Earth is taking the 2 degree climate target seriously

If we mean what we say, no more new fossil fuels, anywhere. One of the morbidly fascinating aspects of climate change is how much cognitive dissonance it generates, in individuals and nations alike. The more you understand the brutal logic of climate change — what it could mean, the effort necessary to forestall it — the more the intensity of the situation seems out of whack with the workaday routines of day-to-day life. It’s a…

"No country on Earth is taking the 2 degree climate target seriously"

9 questions for Alain de Botton

The philosopher on emotional intelligence and the value of popular culture. How do people form opinions? How do they reason their way through the world? What influences them? 9 Questions is an ongoing series that explores the intellectual habits of the most interesting thinkers in the world. This week, Alain de Botton — author, philosopher, and founder of the School of Life — answers our questions. What’s the first piece of media you consume every…

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Jonathan Demme’s film Rachel Getting Married sums up the late director’s greatest talents

The 2008 film is a rich, music-filled family drama that garnered Anne Hathaway her first Oscar nomination. Every weekend, we pick a movie you can stream that dovetails with current events. Old, new, blockbuster, arthouse: They’re all fair game. What you can count on is a weekend watch that sheds new light on the week that was. The movie of the week for April 29 through May 5 is Rachel Getting Married, which is available…

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The tricks that nature documentaries use to keep you watching

It may feel deceptive to some viewers, but there’s a good reason these tricks are used. Nature documentaries are full of little tricks to grab viewers’ attention. In the video above, filmmaker Simon Cade (of DSLRguide) walks us through some of the techniques nature documentaries use to get viewers hooked — even if it means taking some, well, artistic liberties. Consider the sounds of a documentary. As Cade explains, there’s a basic problem with how…

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Canada fought the War on Science. Here’s how scientists won.

Last weekend’s March for Science, in particular, brought a renewed sense of purpose and urgency to Earth Day — and the momentum should carry on at Saturday’s People’s Climate Movement March. Collectively, these mass demonstrations — the March on Science alone attracted more 15,000 people to DC, and thousands more in satellite cities — send a clear message that President Trump’s full-scale assault on the basic tenets of science on numerous fronts is among his…

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On his 100th day in office, President Trump is still running a bare-bones government

President Donald Trump is barreling into his 100th day in office, and the federal government remains a bare-bones operation. There are 549 key positions in Trump’s administration that require Senate confirmation. Trump has yet to nominate anyone to 468 of them. “You can’t run everything through a single small pipe and expect to get the business of government done,” says Max Stier, the CEO of the nonpartisan Center for Presidential Transition, which works with both…

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You can stop asking writers who inspired them — all of the answers are now in one place

Welcome to Vox’s weekly book link roundup, a curated selection of the week’s best writing on books and related subjects. Here is the best the internet has to offer for the week of April 24, 2017. At the Atlantic, James Somers tells the story of how we almost got instant digital access to the modern-day library of Alexandria — and then didn’t: You were going to get one-click access to the full text of nearly…

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Beyoncé’s gorgeous pregnancy has a powerful subtext for health

She’s drawing attention to a longstanding national health crisis. Beyoncé is on a quest to change how the world sees pregnancy. Along the way, she’s nudging us to consider the biases pregnant black women face, and the startling gap between black and white women when it comes to maternal health. On the first day of Black History Month, the performer revealed she was pregnant with twins — looking like a goddess against a backdrop of…

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