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HIV billboard in Uganda

Despite the president’s promise to cut funding to discredited HIV and pregnancy prevention programs, taxpayer dollars are still bankrolling anti-gay, anti-choice conservative religious groups.

There’s no telling how far religious exemptions will go under Justice Alito’s ruling.

Prison

Jails have become the frontline for health problems that plague underserved communities in America. The Affordable Care Act provides an opportunity to improve continuity in treatment.

Fort Hood shooting

Since 2002, veterans have been committing murder individually and in groups, killing family, friends, strangers and—in appalling numbers—themselves.

The pathbreaking CHAMACOS study has detected developmental problems in children born to mothers who toiled in California’s treated fields—but will anything change?

By pouring money into politics, pesticide companies have beat back attempts to protect the public.

Doctor

A major international commission probes the political origins of health inequities—and finds wealthy nations deserve much of the blame.

Shackles

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

Bank of America

The Obama administration’s inclination to rely on the private sector to solve major societal problems can lead to dysfunction, if not chaos.

Blogs

Repealing Obamacare would make it impossible for many people with disabilities to join the workforce. 

November 1, 2012

Another Todd Akin? A debate over abortion sparks latest offensive comment by a candidate.

October 24, 2012

Despite a series of voting rights victories, ballot box bullies will still try to dissuade voters.

October 16, 2012

How does Romney argue that his efforts to expand healthcare in Massachusetts show “empathy” while ripping Affordable Care Act?

September 27, 2012

Healthcare reform was not the outside game Obama says it was.

September 20, 2012

In a letter to the Obama administration obtained by the The Nation, Ryan asked that a clinic in his district receive a grant made possible by the Affordable Care Act.

September 5, 2012

An expert on child hunger has five questions for President Obama and Governor Romney in the second installment of our #TalkPoverty series.

August 24, 2012

A new Romney campaign ad would have you believe healthcare reform was bad for the disabled. Actually, it is Romney’s policies that would put them at risk.

August 23, 2012

A successful five-week strike still leaves the Houston janitors below $10 an hour, while Pennsylvania eliminates healthcare for scores of children.

August 21, 2012

Every week, Nation interns try to look beyond the echo chamber and choose one good article in their area of interest that they feel should receive more attention.

August 16, 2012