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Yes, it was a flawed compromise. But to achieve universal, humane healthcare for all, we first need effective implementation of the ACA.

The problems with the Affordable Care Act stem from government being too small and weak, not too big and powerful.

Tar from the tobacco leaves stains the hands of young workers.

Young farm workers are falling ill from “green tobacco sickness” while the industry denies it and government lets it happen.

Michael Steele with a wild turkey he shot in 2012

Under pressure, the Obama administration withdrew rules barring young laborers from dangerous work—a decision with grave consequences for several families.

Healthcare.gov

The failures, though painful, might force both Republicans and the Obama administration to compromise.

Polio vaccination in Damsacus

The growing humanitarian catastrophe is not just an accidental outcome of the conflict—the Assad regime has been deliberately targeting healthcare infrastructure and personnel.

Medical Marijuana

The discovery of pot’s astonishing medical potential is the most compelling new reason for legalizing the plant.

Medical marijuana products at Canna Pi medical dispensary in Seattle

Legalization in the Evergreen State has led to parallel marijuana industries. Is there room for both?

Protest to raise the minimum wage

If Republicans are playing hardball, Democrats should too.

Expand medicaid

Republicans replay their Southern Strategy in an attempt to undermine the Affordable Care Act.

Blogs

It’s not about his record: it’s part of a longstanding effort to make discussion of gun violence taboo, and to keep the gun industry unregulated. 

March 18, 2014

Eric with the latest reviews and Reed on the GOP and Obamacare.

March 18, 2014

A triggering event can be so individual, so specific, that there is no anticipating it.

March 6, 2014

IHOTFM Man reminds us of the inherent dignity of work. 

March 4, 2014

One Senate Democrat says the State Department’s environmental review was “woefully inadequate when it came to exploring human impacts of the pipeline.” 

February 27, 2014

Any company with five employees or more will have to grant paid sick time off.

February 26, 2014

Like his father before him, the retiring congressman kept proposing single-payer healthcare. It’s still the best idea.

February 24, 2014

The Nation’s editor celebrated the recent successes of the Affordable Care Act in a roundtable on ABC’s This Week.

February 18, 2014

West Virginians still have many questions left unanswered.

February 11, 2014

Fusion and the Nation I-Fund report on the thousands of child farmworkers laboring in American tobacco fields. 

February 5, 2014