Posts Tagged ‘political spin’

When a Dictator Loses Weight

July 1, 2021 — There’s a familiar thread in news media about public figures losing weight. Rebel Wilson and other celebrities are eager to tell the world about their hard work to lose weight and gain health. But the PR is different when a dictator loses weight. The case in point comes from North Korea. Supreme Leader Kim Jong […]

What Presidential Checkups Tell Us About Self-Reports

February 13, 2019 — Our president just had his annual medical exam and that ritual is providing us an important reminder. Self-reports – especially about obesity, nutrition, and physical activity – are not very reliable. That’s because most people misremember or shade the truth. We’re all lighter, taller, eating healthier, and more active when we do the reporting ourselves. A Long […]

Irrelevant Spinning Around Obamacare

August 3, 2013 — Amid an escalating battle of political spinning around Obamacare on all sides, a few sensible voices are surfacing. Ignore it, they say. The only thing that matters is how many people buy health insurance when competitive new marketplaces open in October. People electing to buy health insurance will participate in the only election for more […]