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Tom Price’s Resignation, Jeff Sessions’ Tender Feelings, and Blade Runner 2049

Tom Price’s Resignation, Jeff Sessions’ Tender Feelings, and Blade Runner 2049

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Sept. 29 2017 6:00 PM

The Angle: Bye, Price Edition

Slate’s daily newsletter on Tom Price’s resignation, Jeff Sessions’ tender feelings, and Blade Runner 2049.

In better days.

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Fly away home: Tom Price is out. So long!

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Rebecca Onion is a Slate staff writer and the author of Innocent Experiments.

Can’t take it: For a man who says he cares a lot about the First Amendment, Jeff Sessions sure did wrap himself in layers of cozy protection to avoid hearing any dissenting speech at Georgetown earlier this week, Dahlia Lithwick observes.


We’re to blame: Josh Keating reports that the Chinese seem to believe the current tensions with North Korea are all our fault. “In Beijing,” he writes, “the prevailing narrative is that it’s American recklessness, not Chinese reluctance, that turned North Korea into a nuclear threat.”

Just don’t tell me: After years of availability of dependable genetic testing for serious diseases such as Huntington’s, scientists have found out a lot about our relationship to bad news. One major takeaway, Laura Spinney writes: When there’s a serious possibility of negative outcomes, we’d rather not be informed.

New levels: Blade Runner 2049 is one to be seen on the big screen. Our favorite killjoy Dana Stevens wonders whether the movie’s visually overwhelming look is at all matched by its plot.

For fun: So many food puns.

Brava, brava,