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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.

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Focusing too much on regulating retail workplaces and safety practices could let the products industry off the hook.

May 15, 2015

Memphis leads the nation in sexually transmitted infections, but its schools do little to keep students safe.

May 15, 2015

Workers die because those in power look the other way.

April 29, 2015

But more often than not, states are preventing workers from securing unemployment benefits.

April 14, 2015

Underfunded, poorly designed systems of support are leaving survivors with instability over a lifetime.

April 6, 2015

Needle exchange programs save lives. So why are they illegal in 23 states?

April 1, 2015

We’ve reached a point where desperate women who end their pregnancies before viability are being locked up.

March 30, 2015

The 1970s-era legislation has been haunting politics and restricting abortion access for far too long.

March 25, 2015

When Chris Borland was trying to figure out his future, he spoke to an old school NFL rebel.

March 24, 2015

Some Democrats and health groups say this Senate bill is even worse than the outdated Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976.

March 19, 2015