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In Germany, a strong social safety net keeps people from plunging into the abyss. Why are we so averse to having that security in the United States?

Let's give the president credit for pushing through the most far-reaching and economically redistributive social legislation since the New Deal.

The progressive campaign to win health reform was several years in the making and based on a well-developed and resourced plan, from which other progressive campaigns can learn.

Understanding reproductive coercion "turns on its head the myth that it's always women who trick their boyfriends into getting them pregnant," says Lynn Harris.

USAction's Jeff Blum argues that progressives need to embrace Obama's healthcare reform as a major victory for the social justice movement: "We actually established a new right in America... Healthcare is now a right. That's huge."

Hillary Clinton has unequivocally stated that all women around the world must have the right to abortion. Will Obama confirm that position at the G8 summit this weekend?

In our extreme energy era, the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico isn't a one-shot disaster but an arrow pointing to a nightmarish future.

BBC/PRI's "The World" interviews reporter Joshua Kors about his ongoing series on the deliberate misdiagnosis of injured returning veterans. 

What you need to know to make the most of the new healthcare law.

Blogs

Few would oppose a robust US response to Ebola, but the Obama administration's deployment of 3,000 troops to Liberia comes amid a broader US-led militarization in West Africa.

September 25, 2014

Americans widely accept the use of corporal punishment, but its effects are damaging. 

September 23, 2014

From the beginning, the Koch brothers were exploiting troubles at VA hospitals to weaken Obamacare and attack Democrats.

September 23, 2014

The city becomes the first in the nation to say 'no' to bans on sex-selective abortions.

September 19, 2014

The failure to protect workers is worsening an already dire public health crisis.

September 19, 2014

Long-acting reversible contraceptives could revolutionize reproductive healthcare—if only politicians would get out of the way.

September 15, 2014

Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Don Berwick is making an issue of single-payer healthcare reform.

September 5, 2014

Both thrive on the breakdown of the existing social order.

August 28, 2014

Advocates behind a national bus tour want to enlist young people in the fight to repeal the Hyde Amendment.

August 27, 2014

If the anti-abortion movement could rouse itself to oppose spraying a civilian population with miscarriage-causing chemicals, it might actually make a difference.

August 19, 2014