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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.

As neither candidate seems to be aware, healthcare is increasingly available only to those who can pay.

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