Is DC About to Pass the Best Sick Leave in the Country?

A new proposal in the DC City Council would boost the district’s paid medical leave up to 16 weeks.

Michelle Chen

Boehner and McCarthy Reap What They Sowed

Time and again, the GOP leaders caved to the far right—and encouraged its delusions of power.

Joan Walsh

Four Mothers School Bill O’Reilly on Child Hunger

The conservative pundit thinks the “myth that there are kids who don’t have anything to eat is a total lie.

Alyssa Peterson
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Focus on Public Health

Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Is a Global Crisis. Why Are We Doing So Little to Fight It?

In a co-epidemic with HIV, it’s raging across much of the world, killing an estimated 2.6 million people in 2013.

Douglas Foster

Martin Shkreli Is Just a Tiny Part of a Huge Problem

Americans were outraged over his 5,000 percent price hike of a life-saving drug. They should see what Big Pharma has in store.

Gregg Gonsalves

Illegal Abortion Is Dangerous, Birth Control Works, and Other Inconvenient Truths for Pro-Lifers

Ross Douthat thinks abortion could be criminalized without sacrificing women’s equality or well-being. He’s sorely mistaken.

Katha Pollitt
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Election 2016

Elizabeth Warren: ‘Black Lives Matter. Black Citizens Matter. Black Families Matter.’

In a landmark speech, Warren proposes a progressive politics that protects black people from violence, ensures access to the ballot box, and builds economic opportunity.

John Nichols

Sanders and Trump Offer Two Roads Out of Establishment Politics—Which Will We Follow?

In their very different ways—hope and inclusiveness vs. rancid nostalgia and bigotry—the two candidates are competing for overlapping pools of discontented voters.

William Greider

On Climate Change, Listen to Pope Francis, Not Jeb Bush

The politician says we should disregard the pope because “he’s not a scientist.” But the pope’s background is in chemistry and his counselors are top scientists.

John Nichols
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