The Daily Buzz: Trump's Health Secretary Likely to Be Awful; Will the Marijuana Train Be Derailed?; Carrie Fisher's Favorite Acid Trip

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Nov 29 2016

The Daily Buzz: Trump’s Health Secretary Likely to Be Awful; Will the Marijuana Train Be Derailed?; Carrie Fisher’s Favorite Acid Trip

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Tom Price, Obamacare Critic, Is Said to Be Trump’s Choice for Health Secretary [New York Times]
Price, an implacable conservative, is seen as a threat to Planned Parenthood as well as the Affordable Care Act.

Weed Is Winning, But Will the Marijuana Train Go Off the Tracks? [CBS]
It’s a question on many lips. And majority popular support doesn’t always win the day, as Hillary Clinton can attest.

In Philippine Drug War, Death Toll Rises and So Do Concerns About Tactics [NPR]
Yes, this is still going on, and 5,000 people have now been killed—and that’s according to police estimates.

Drink and Be Merry: Why Alcohol Makes Us Feel Good, Then Doesn’t [The Guardian]
The euphoric effects apparently peak at a blood-alcohol level of 0.05-0.06 percent, and that’s a pretty tight window to maintain.

The Reinvention of Radical Protest: Life on the Frontline of the AIDS Epidemic [The Guardian]
This long read tells the incredible story of Act Up and Spencer Cox, one of its leaders.

The Last Word: Carrie Fisher on LSD, Death and Sex With Han Solo
The Star Wars star has lots to say about AA, her favorite acid trip and “getting loaded my whole fucking life.”