This week we have been captivated by one of our favorite quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: “If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to move forward.” We’re not sure what this has to do with reading, but we like it. So move forward and plow through the selections we’ve found for you this week!
Who needs Dr. House? Now there’s an app to solve medical mysteries!
Something a health nerd with anxiety-induced sleep issues didn’t need to read, but did anyway—most states don’t have a “Plan B” in place if the King v. Burwell decision results in subsidies in federal exchange states going away in June.
Why states are starting to back away from the Medicaid expansion—even those that have already opted for it.
A scientific approach to predicting who will run for president.
On Monday, we personally will be celebrating Martin Luther King’s birthday by chairing a town-wide elementary school day of service, so we found this look at MLK’s childhood interesting.
And while we are excited to raise lots of money for charity and do good work for others with our favorite eight and five year-old boys on Monday, we are just as excited for the State of the Union on Tuesday! Here’s a preview of what President Obama plans to bring up, profile of the person selected to give the GOP rebuttal, and a BINGO card from the League of Women Voters.
We also liked Senator Rubio’s advice to Senator Ernst about her upcoming big moment.
And of course we have a SOTU quiz. Pro tip—if the writing is excellent and the words sound familiar, the quote may actually be the work of Aaron Sorkin, not a real presidential speechwriter. We may have been tripped up by a quote from a West Wing episode or three.
Finally, sometimes we try to leave you with a laugh, but today we have nine lovely thoughts to brighten your day. Have a wonderful weekend.