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As the right steps up its attacks, Obama's Affordable Care Act should be championed as a key remedy to the continued economic uncertainty facing American families.

Today's “right to life” rhetoric is a bizarre cross between the theological imperative to be fruitful and multiply and the fetishism of microbiological cellular promise.

Barack Obama

The individual mandate is not a threat to fundamental liberties.

Tammy Baldwin

The congresswoman and Senate candidate talks to The Nation about fair trade, Citizens United and what healthcare reform really means for Wisconsin.

Students miss 50 million hours of school each year because of dental problems. A hearing Wednesday confronts the crisis.

Pinkwashing

The controversy provided a long-overdue spotlight on the difference between feminism as a brand and feminism as a political movement.

President Obama making calls to members of Congress

Obama and America's hundred-year struggle over healthcare reform.

Bucking its reputation as a city addicted to the automobile, Long Beach, California, establishes the nation’s first officially “bike-friendly” business districts.

Healthcare provided by Medicaid

The insurance program is facing its toughest challenges just as the health reform law is poised to expand eligibility for millions of Americans.

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