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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.

Float On, sensory deprivation, floaters, Restricted Environmental Stimulation

Is sensory deprivation an escape from or toward the fatigue and distractions of the digital life?

Kurt Vonnegut

An excerpt from the new eBook Vonnegut by the Dozen: Twelve Pieces by Kurt Vonnegut.

Supreme Court

The unanimous decision is a victory for patients, women, scientists, doctors, researchers and human kind.

Myriad

The outcome will effect far more than just the genetic test for breast cancer.

Blogs

An unlikely alliance takes on the Affordable Care Act. 

December 17, 2013

The anti-apartheid hero asked world leaders to “have the courage to ensure that, at last, we build a human world consistent with the provisions of that historic Declaration.”

December 10, 2013

America’s HIV epidemic is concentrated and most deadly in the Southern states, but two policies could have a profound effect on the illness. 

December 6, 2013

We’ve come so far in the struggle against AIDS, but the most marginalized in society are still suffering.

December 3, 2013

Most benefits will run out before the end of the month--and some have already been cut. 

November 27, 2013

President Obama, aka Middle-Man, is having a rough month.

November 25, 2013

As the disparity between rich and poor has grown, so have gaps in life expectancy between counties, towns, and even neighborhoods. 

November 20, 2013

You've got to admire their creativity.

November 19, 2013

Hows that market-based, buggy healthcare exchange working out for you?

November 12, 2013

Gene Farley was a brilliant champion of economic and social justice, peace and, above all, single-payer health care.

November 11, 2013