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Obama

While the Obama administration used cancer metaphors to sell a war, it ignored the spread of a real disease.

Ebola victim's body removed.

Decades of corruption have left Liberians suspicious of their government.

Shackles

Slavery was the flywheel on which America’s market revolution turned—not just in the United States, but in all of the Americas.

Polio vaccination in Damsacus

The growing humanitarian catastrophe is not just an accidental outcome of the conflict—the Assad regime has been deliberately targeting healthcare infrastructure and personnel.

Kurt Vonnegut

An excerpt from the new eBook Vonnegut by the Dozen: Twelve Pieces by Kurt Vonnegut.

People walk across an open sewage

Despite the fact that its "peacekeepers" brought cholera to Haiti, the UN is refusing to fund obvious solutions.

The hollowing out of America, up close and personal.

The summer of 2012 has been one of heat, drought, rising food costs and global unrest.

The NFL's Concussion Culture

Football players from the 1980s and 1990s are turning up dead.

Drug courts have helped some addicts recover. But they may be delaying expansion of treatment programs that will best reduce harms from addiction.

Blogs

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

May 15, 2015

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

February 9, 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

Dave Zirin appeared on MSNBC's The Reid Report to talk about the passing of the trailblazing ESPN anchor, Stuart Scott.

January 5, 2015

When I was at my lowest, Stuart Scott’s words reframed cancer for me in an indelible manner.

January 5, 2015

Instead of encouraging Cuban doctors to defect, the United States should be working with them to stop the spread of Ebola.

November 21, 2014

We can't take any chances.

November 3, 2014

Eric on this week in theater and music and Reed on how the media’s ratings-driven hysterics is warping Ebola coverage.

October 28, 2014

Still, you should probably quarantine yourself to other news networks.

October 22, 2014

The first Ebola patient to die in America was a victim of a biased healthcare system.

October 21, 2014