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Inspired by Vermont’s successful drive for universal healthcare, the Labor Campaign for Single-Payer is working with activists from Maine, California and Oregon to expand healthcare access.

A flag flies at half-mast in Newtown

In crafting laws after the horrifying killings in Connecticut, it’s crucial that we recognize our own collective trauma before we rush to act.

Senate floor

As the federal government refuses to recognize the UN treaty on the rights of the disabled, a growing number of cities are incorporating international human rights standards into their policymaking.

Along with marijuana decriminalization in other states, the success of Proposition 36 in California is a ray of hope for those trapped in the abyss of the War on Drugs.

Some hospitals, like St. Joe's in Ann Arbor, are seeking out local food—but for the local food movement, meeting their needs is a challenge.

Turnout for a popular ballot measure that would fully legalize marijuana could determine whether Obama or Romney wins this important swing state.

Michelle Obama

Has the first lady’s anti-obesity campaign been too accommodating toward the food industry?

Occupy Wall Street

In this election and after, we need to write a new story for our changing nation that places care and connection at the center.

One in ten Asian Americans carry hepatitis B, and before the Affordable Care Act, that 10 percent could be denied health insurance based on this pre-existing condition.

The hollowing out of America, up close and personal.

Blogs

They’ve joined the growing airport workers' movement for an end to back-breaking work and paltry benefits.

February 27, 2015

We’ve reformed the social safety net at the cost of human lives.

February 17, 2015

Because nothing says "I love you" like refusing to get vaccinated.

February 9, 2015

The lack of structural integrity in the case before the Supreme Court, along with its bleak implications, has become even more obvious in the past week.

February 5, 2015

Obama’s proposal to fund home visiting services is a laudable step toward serving the comprehensive needs of parents, whether they are working or not.

February 4, 2015

A minimally responsible Republican Party would not pander to this sort of thing. But that, of course, is not what we have.

February 3, 2015

It’s time again for America’s annual concussion carnival.

January 29, 2015

Kaiser's workers and patients have had enough of epic waiting times and surging suicide rates.

January 26, 2015

A new guide for journalists argues that we get an inaccurate picture of reproductive health issues when we use language carelessly.

January 22, 2015

A Dallas hedge-fund operator says he's going to attack the pharmaceutical industry for over-pricing drugs.

January 20, 2015