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Neurological Diagnosis of Terri Schiavo After Watching a Video of Her, Reports on a Physical Examination He's Done of Jeb Bush, His
Potential Rival for the 2008 Republican Presiden

With their handling of the heart-wrenching Terri Schiavo case, George W. Bush and his Republican allies in tragedy exploitation were awash in the currency of Washington: hypocrisy.

At Pittsburgh's Jefferson Elementary School, which overlooks the dark
gray plumes from two electric power plants, there are so many children
with asthma the school nurse alphabetizes the inhalers

Millions of young people are unprotected.

Call out the fifes, sound the bugles, strike on the drums. With the State of the Union behind us, the Battle for Social Security now officially begins--again.

Click here for info on Kaplan's With God on Their Side: How Christian Fundamentalists Trampled Science, Policy, and Democracy in George W. Bush's White House (New Press).

Afif Sarhan, an Iraqi physician and journalist, contributed reporting for this article.

Dr. Deborah Richter has advocated state-sponsored health insurance for every Vermonter, at nearly fifty Rotary Clubs plus chambers of commerce and boardrooms.

Blogs

In a remarkable interview, Pope Francis calls for a “new balance” on issues such as abortion and LGBT rights. Has he opened the door for a renewed focus on economic justice?

September 20, 2013

A Koch brothers-funded commercial aims to scare young women away from Obamacare.

September 19, 2013

With the imminent threat of a US military intervention seemingly receding, the world's focus should be on aiding the increasingly desperate Syrian population.

September 12, 2013

Union presidents challenged the Obama administration to fix Affordable Care Act issues which they warned could devastate their health plans.

September 12, 2013

Since 2000, nineteen hospitals have closed across New York City and protesters are now fighting to stop the twentieth closure.

August 19, 2013

Nation editor-in-chief Katrina vanden Heuvel spoke on MSNBC’s NOW with Alex Wagner about the Republican Party’s “suicidal course” and argued that the GOP is asking Americans—specifically young ones—to act against their own self-interest by continuing to fight against Obamacare.

August 7, 2013

Republican efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act go well beyond political opposition, from spreading lies to threatening a government shutdown. 

July 25, 2013

From childbirth to maternity leave to childcare, American women far outspend their peers in the developed world.

July 1, 2013

Daniel Somers is just one of many Iraq veterans to commit suicide.

June 23, 2013

In a 6-2 decision, the Court prohibited the government from requiring organizations to espouse specific ideas in order to receive funding.

June 20, 2013