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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.

Andrew Cuomo

Is the New York governor’s modest concession an attempt to duck the big-picture problems with racially discriminatory marijuana arrests?

Single-payer

Rep. Jim McDermott of Washington is optimistic that it will come—if we give states the tools to adopt it at their own pace.

Gift

Want to help Texas women? African AIDS orphans? Here's how.

Blogs

The anti-apartheid hero asked world leaders to “have the courage to ensure that, at last, we build a human world consistent with the provisions of that historic Declaration.”

December 10, 2013

America’s HIV epidemic is concentrated and most deadly in the Southern states, but two policies could have a profound effect on the illness. 

December 6, 2013

We’ve come so far in the struggle against AIDS, but the most marginalized in society are still suffering.

December 3, 2013

Most benefits will run out before the end of the month--and some have already been cut. 

November 27, 2013

President Obama, aka Middle-Man, is having a rough month.

November 25, 2013

As the disparity between rich and poor has grown, so have gaps in life expectancy between counties, towns, and even neighborhoods. 

November 20, 2013

You've got to admire their creativity.

November 19, 2013

Hows that market-based, buggy healthcare exchange working out for you?

November 12, 2013

Gene Farley was a brilliant champion of economic and social justice, peace and, above all, single-payer health care.

November 11, 2013

The market knows best, and the market says American healthcare should be profit-driven!

November 6, 2013