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The summer of 2012 has been one of heat, drought, rising food costs and global unrest.

Let’s acknowledge that the Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act is a good thing without pretending that our nation’s healthcare crisis is over.

The answer—Big Ag. Just ask the family farmers who dared to protest an industrial hog farm in Missouri.

The Battle for Healthcare Has Just Begun

Between Tea Party governors’ refusing to expand Medicaid and the attack ads vilifying Obamacare, progressives have a lot of work to do.

Healthcare Advocates: Time To Bury the Hatchet

As a former insurance flack, I know progressive infighting over Obamacare will play right into the industry's hands.

But the fact that five justices were nearly willing to strike it down shows just how conservative this Court truly is.

Obamacare(s) for Women

The Affordable Care Act extends coverage to almost 14 million women. Ladies, give the president a hand.

Could the Supreme Court's ruling on healthcare be a major victory for those who want to limit the social safety net?

Video and links for the Court's ruling on President Obama's signature piece of legislation.

Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has upheld the Affordable Care Act, but in other recent decisions has also guaranteed that corporations will have even more power to shape public debate about the issue.

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Nurses and their allies launch a national campaign to push for a tax on financial transactions.

June 19, 2012

As America awaits the Supreme Court’s decision on healthcare, it’s important to remember that what’s really on trial is humanity itself. 

June 18, 2012

North Dakota voters soundly reject a proposal to tear down the wall of separation between church and state. In so doing, they confirm popular distaste for the right-wing strategy of trying to stir religious fears.

June 13, 2012

Mitt's Tuesday speech laid out his plans to replace Obamacare—but would only worsen the lack of insurance and market distortion that preceded it. 

June 12, 2012

Being pregnant, I get a front-row seat to the gender-policing that happens before a baby’s even born.

May 24, 2012

Republican leaders want to preserve some popular parts of “Obamacare,” and that drives the Tea Party nuts. 

May 17, 2012

Hundreds of activists from ACT UP, Occupy Wall Street and housing rights groups took to the streets Wednesday to commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of ACT UP.

April 26, 2012

Could this be the last time Big Oil has to pay for its mistakes? 

April 23, 2012

What if the justices scrap healthcare reform as the Obama administration imagines it? What if they don't? Nurses say the healthcare crisis will still demand real reform.

March 27, 2012

Within one day Mitt managed to offend everybody by saying he was against the Blunt amendment, and then that he was for it. 

March 1, 2012