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Mothers like Shanesha Taylor and Debra Harrell are caught in a childcare Catch-22 that we made for them.

Conservative judges ruled to effectively gut the health law in twenty-seven states.

Officials have temporarily suspended water shutoffs, and activists are working to create permanent protections for low-income families.

In high school, I learned that one person and one group of passionate committed individuals can build a powerful movement.

US Troops in Afghanistan

After 9/11, the US invented a new kind of borderless, pre-emptive warfare, plunging the world into an endless cycle of violence.

The deaths of the MH17 civilians ought to be the occasion for a cease-fire and a renewal of talks.

In a world overwhelmed by violence and conflict, the news just gets worse and worse.

The beach is supposed to be a refuge for the children of Gaza. Now it is the scene of a war crime.

Dr. Joep Lange believed that if he could gather the necessary political resources, he could help erradicate the AIDS epidemic wihtin a generation. He perished tragically on his way to a conference where he planned to share his vision. 

Why we shouldn’t listen to the neocons on Iran. 

Hooligan Sparrow, a lone voice for China’s sex workers, is being gagged on the eve of her appearance at the International AIDS Conference in Australia.

After the Malaysian plane crash, they want to know, Why can’t Obama be more like Reagan? Or Samantha Power?

Piece of MH17

To understand the present crisis over downed Malaysian flight MH17, we need to look at the roots of the new Cold War.

It isn't just a coincidence that the entire world seems to be at war at once. President Obama needs an army—of diplomats. 

The New Jersey governor is crossing his fingers and hoping that scandals at home don’t blow up in his face.

We have ceded so much power to the police, and they brazenly flaunt it without fear of repercussion.

At age 70, a writer reflects on the so-called ‘American Century’—and the world it wrought.

Nearly ninety people were killed by Israeli forces today, most of them in one of Gaza’s poorest and most crowded neighborhoods.

Over 77 percent of the dead are civilians. Every day brings more stories of incomprehensible anguish and loss.

Warren’s Netroots Nation speech was populist, progressive and specific. The base cheered. Party leaders should listen.

Billionaires Bernard Marcus, Paul Singer and Sheldon Adelson are making big investments in opposing diplomacy with Iran.

Malaysia MH17 Ukraine crash

Western sanctions against Russia have done nothing to curb Putin’s support for rebels in eastern Ukraine, and may in fact have turned a regional dispute into an international crisis.