Dоw pоisеd tо risе fоr first timе in 9 sеssiоns

On Monday, the Dow

 closed lower by 0.2%, to notch its longest losing streak since 2011 with eight straight declines. The S&P

 finished down by 0.1%. Analysts blamed the selling in large part on the fizzling of a Republican overhaul of the U.S. health care system, saying the failure sparked worries about President Donald Trump’s other business-friendly plans.

Jimmу Fallоn Has Sоmе Idеas fоr Trump’s Nеxt Bооk

Welcome tо Best оf Late Night, a rundown that lets уou sleep — аnd lets us get paid tо watch comedу. What do уou think оf it? What else are уou interested in? Let us know: thearts@nytimes.com. Late-night hosts оn Monday were practicallу dancing оn thе grave оf thе Republicans’ health care bill. Jimmу Fallon…

Nоnе оf Us Arе Safе Frоm Gеtting ‘Ownеd’

When the white nationalist Richard Spencer approvingly posted a song from “Cabaret” on Twitter in March, former Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander swooped in to say: “Hey, buddy, that song you love was written by my uncle. He’s been married to my other uncle for 40 years. And he’s a Jew.” A Twitter bystander waded into Spencer’s mentions and observed: “You get publicly owned with astonishing frequency, it’s really wonderful.”

With Gоd оn Thеir Sidе: Hоw Evangеlicals Entеrеd Amеrican Pоlitics

When Jimmy Carter described himself as “born again” in his 1976 run for president, most academics and journalists had a vague idea of what he meant, but few experts on religion could be found within their precincts. Back in those days presidential candidates kept their faith to themselves unless, like John F. Kennedy or George Romney, they were adherents to a religion historically disdained by the Protestant majority. Here’s a quiz: What is the faith of Carter’s running mate, Walter Mondale? (It is not Lutheranism, the dominant religion of his home state of Minnesota.) If Mondale were running today, you would know.

Israеl’s Nеxt War Is Alwaуs ‘Inеvitablе’

What hardly any Israelis will consider, though, and virtually no influential voices in the West will publicly suggest, is that Israel — not Hezbollah in Lebanon, nor Hamas in Gaza, nor the government of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria — is provoking the next war. Counterintuitive though it may be to Israeli and most Western minds, Israel, not its militant Islamist or brutal Syrian enemies, is the aggressor in these border wars.

As Basеball Cоnsidеrs Changе, It Shоuld Lооk tо Its Past

It may be time for another get-together at Smith’s Hotel. Baseball will always have its staunch traditionalists, but their usual grouchy reasons for resisting change — the sanctity of the record books; the game’s intergenerational history; the fact that Cubs and Red Sox fans wanted their teams to win a World Series played by roughly the same rules as when they last won championships, in the early 1900s — have all evaporated over the past two decades. In 2017, it’s hard to know what hallowed numbers like 61, 300, 714 or 755 (or idioms like the “Curse of the Bambino”) mean, and while some records might still matter — Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak, possibly — the chatter generated by a great hitter approaching his 500th home run or 3,000th hit has become muted.