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The Wall, Exercise, Mitt Romney: 3 Stories You Should Read 1/2/2018

The Wall, Exercise, Mitt Romney: 3 Stories You Should Read 1/2/2018
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In the category of:  You can’t reason with crazy.

Trump: The wall is mostly built. Also Trump: The shutdown for wall funding is “desperately needed.”

The president’s messaging is incoherent.

Trump’s position on the shutdown and border wall doesn’t have much appeal beyond his base. An NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll released last month found that 57 percent of Americans wanted Trump to “compromise on the border wall to prevent gridlock,” and support for the wall has consistently polled below 40 percent.

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In the category of:  Think twice about that gym membership.

The science is in: exercise won’t help you lose much weight

The implication here is that while your food intake accounts for 100 percent of the energy that goes into your body, exercise only burns off less than 10 to 30 percent of it. That’s a pretty big discrepancy, and definitely means that erasing all your dietary transgressions at the gym is a lot harder than the peddlers of gym memberships make it seem.

It’s hard to create a significant calorie deficit through exercise.

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In the category of:  Breaking ranks or becoming the insider?

Mitt Romney’s formidable challenge to Donald Trump

The most likely reason Romney has chosen to fire a shot across the president’s bow at this moment, less than two days before he takes his Senate seat, is that he wants to set himself up as the de facto leader of the (sizable but mostly silent) faction of the Republican Party establishment that still stands strongly opposed to Trump as a person and as a president.

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