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US drug firms make the choice clear: our outrageous profits or your

Come June 4, Ed Rosenthal will be back in US District Court in San
Francisco, to hear what sentence Judge Charles Breyer has decided to

Over the past few months, yet another epidemic has come to trouble our
unhappy world. Shortly after SARS was identified, the entire globe was
put on notice.

By focusing only on the worst-case scenarios regarding the spread
of SARS, the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease
Control are trying to control the populace through fear.

In December, when hospitals in Atlanta and Richmond announced that they
were opting out of the federal smallpox vaccination plan, opinion
leaders reacted as if the physicians had enlisted with

We, the undersigned, support legislation to prohibit the cloning of human embryos for either medical experimentation or for giving birth to a human being.

The billboard at the east entrance to the remote rural village of Tamms,
Illinois, reads "Tamms: The First Super Max," and below, in lowercase
letters, "a good place to live." Inmates at Tamms,

Since the bottom line here is terrible physical pain, let's start with
someone who has spent most of her life in that condition. There are
millions like her. Patricia C.


After the Gabrielle Giffords shooting, will the Republicans rename their "Repealing the Job-Killing Health Care Law Act"?

January 10, 2011

When they do something so vile that even Fox commentators can’t stomach it, Republicans become They-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named.

December 13, 2010

The same people who believe in death panels now believe in skinny panels.

December 1, 2010

 Young Invincibles pushes back against the movement to roll back health care legislation.

December 1, 2010

Dr. Joycelyn Elders was the first African-American surgeon general of the US, and she's come out in favor of legalizing marijuana. We spoke to her about that, about Christine O'Donnell's thoughts on masturbation, and about the fight for healthcare.

October 20, 2010

As players fall to concussions at an alarming rate, the question has to be asked: when will fans say enough?

October 18, 2010

The attorneys general in Florida and Virginia who are attacking America's uninsured ought to think about who really benefits from the politicization of well-being.

August 12, 2010

 "Civil rights laws do not self-enforce, " said Marca Bristo, "They only come to life when enlightened citizens…push the envelope."

July 27, 2010

Who’d have thought a celebrated Ivy League medical center would be practicing genital cutting on small children?

June 21, 2010

New polling suggests a vote for healthcare reform will be a political positive for Democrats in competitive House and Senate races.

June 21, 2010