Trade and Trust – NYTimes.com

All the bad arguments for the Trans-Pacific Partnership suggest that it isn’t a deal we should support. One of the Obama administration’s underrated virtues is its intellectual honesty. Yes, Republicans see deception and sinister ulterior motives everywhere, but they’re just projecting. The truth is that, in the policy areas I …

The Rice and Fall of Yingluck Shinawatra | The Diplomat

The former Thai prime minister faces a potential jail term over a bungled rice scheme. It was simple math for former businesswoman and Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to win the July 2011 election and lead the Pheu Thai Party: Guarantee the procurement price of rice paddy for farmers at …

New machine could one day replace anesthesiologists

Four U.S. hospitals are using the Sedasys machine, which is limited to simple screenings in healthy patients. TOLEDO — The new machine that could one day replace anesthesiologists sat quietly next to a hospital gurney occupied by Nancy Youssef-Ringle. She was nervous. In a few minutes, a machine — not …