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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.

Anne Roiphe

Anne Rophie’s Art and Madness, Millicent Monk’s Songs of Three Islands, Maisie Houghton’s Pitch Uncertain.

Syringe

US regulators are turning a blind eye to the risks of offshore clinical trials.

Memo to Michele Bachmann: the founding fathers were inspired by the ideals of the Enlightenment and the power of science to improve human life.

Blogs

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

If women ever need permission slips from their employers for birth control, here’s what it could look like. 

March 1, 2012

Democrats held a hearing on Capitol Hill today to hear about women that have been denied contraceptive access by a religious institution.

February 23, 2012

Why is the Republican party resorting to hypocritical attempts to dictate American values?

February 23, 2012

In the Republican frenzy to take down Obama, women and their health have become collateral damage.

February 16, 2012