America’s first-ever public option, explained by Gov. Jay Inslee

A first-of-its-kind Obamacare “public option” will be implemented in Washington state after Gov. Jay Inslee last week signed into law a bill creating the new health care program.

The program will be a trial run for this kind of health care expansion, which has become something close to the bare minimum for Democratic presidential candidates. Pretty much everybody in the race, from Joe Biden to Bernie Sanders, supports a public option. Now Inslee, who is running for president on a climate change-focused platform, can boast that he has actually put it into practice.

Here is how the “public option” plan …

Game of Thrones finally acknowledged Ghost as the very good dog he is

Game of Thrones’ series finale, “The Iron Throne,” didn’t exactly deliver the ending that many fans expected. But there was at least one character who got justice after being treated horribly in an earlier episode: Jon Snow’s beloved direwolf, Ghost.

Ghost became the subject of social media outrage after the final season’s fourth episode, “The Last of the Starks,” saw his owner, Jon Snow, give the animal to Tormund and send him north to Castle Black — all without so much as a pat on the head goodbye.

In an effort to explain why Game of Thrones