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On the anniversary of the 2014 war, Gaza’s kids are still trying to recover from years of cascading violence.

In the marriage-equality and Obamacare rulings, the justices respected the will of the people—and our Constitution. 

Health Now

Three things we need right now if the Affordable Care Act is going to create a functioning and equitable healthcare system.

Twenty-one states have refused to expand Medicaid, leaving millions of sick Americans without decent healthcare. 

After a dozen years of foot-dragging, regulators are doing something about the toxins.

And it’ll take more than self-empowerment to truly free us from the expectation of marriage.

The deaths of Jodi and Randy Speidel illustrate how weak our safety net really is.

A Nation investigation looks at the shuttering of needed trauma centers, beginning with those on Chicago’s violent South Side.

How Ai-jen Poo’s radical vision for caregiving could remake our economy along more humane lines.

Atul Gawande

Atul Gawande argues that physicians should focus care on the good life—including its very end.

Blogs

When the green hype overpowers industrial safety, workers pay the price.

June 24, 2015

How everyone benefits from the merger of worker protection and sustainability in one of the city’s least-regulated industries.

June 12, 2015

Two stories in the news represent two very different forms of liberation from the same broken and oppressive system.

June 9, 2015

State legislators have passed a budget that prioritizes anti-choice politics over access to life-saving cancer screenings.

June 4, 2015

Focusing too much on regulating retail workplaces and safety practices could let the products industry off the hook.

May 15, 2015

Memphis leads the nation in sexually transmitted infections, but its schools do little to keep students safe.

May 15, 2015

Workers die because those in power look the other way.

April 29, 2015

But more often than not, states are preventing workers from securing unemployment benefits.

April 14, 2015

Underfunded, poorly designed systems of support are leaving survivors with instability over a lifetime.

April 6, 2015

Needle exchange programs save lives. So why are they illegal in 23 states?

April 1, 2015