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On Wednesday November, 5 at 7pm EST, Pollitt joins MSNBC’s Irin Carmon and the New School’s Terri Gordon for a live event.

For years, radioactive waste has seeped into swampland, canals—even drinking water. Now a few families are fighting to hold the polluters accountable.

Berkeley vs. Big Soda

Berkeley residents overwhelmingly support the measure, but beverage companies are fighting back.

Nearly $9 billion per year is spent locking up people struggling with mental illness.

Medical Personnel in Sierra Leone

A swift international response could have contained the outbreak.

Obama

While the Obama administration used cancer metaphors to sell a war, it ignored the spread of a real disease.

Ebola victim's body removed.

Decades of corruption have left Liberians suspicious of their government.

Recent militant action in Canada is leading a global movement to protect frontier resources.

Blogs

Eric on this week in theater and music and Reed on how the media’s ratings-driven hysterics is warping Ebola coverage.

October 28, 2014

Ebola ain't the half of it. 

October 27, 2014

“Simply a statement that I support life" is the new "I'm not a scientist."

October 23, 2014

Still, you should probably quarantine yourself to other news networks.

October 22, 2014

The first Ebola patient to die in America was a victim of a biased healthcare system.

October 21, 2014

Fox needs Shep’s anti-Fox narrative now more than ever.

October 16, 2014

A new report suggests that racial disparities in women’s health are aggravated by states’ refusal to expand Medicaid.

October 14, 2014

This is not a time to panic. It is a time to get things right.

October 12, 2014

Some airport workers have not been trained on handling exposures which could put them at risk of Ebola, hepatitis B and HIV infection.

October 12, 2014

A Republican Senator criticized Obama’s plan because it “focuses on Africa.”

October 9, 2014