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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

New York’s new bike-share program could represent a comeback for bicycles, the impending disappearance of which was prematurely declared in The Nation eighty years ago.

June 1, 2013

The US can learn a lot from Australia’s new medical abortion policy.

April 26, 2013

GoFundMe donations are a good Band-Aid for a bad system, but can’t we harness America’s generosity in service of better social programs?

April 26, 2013

There’s nothing healthy about shaming people for their bodies.

April 25, 2013

Rooting out "thinspiration" in social media is a start, but we must not turn "thinspo" into a scapegoat.

April 23, 2013

Will Justices agree that requiring HIV service providers to oppose prostitution is necessary for ending AIDS?

April 22, 2013

Being able to stay home sick keeps workers and children healthy and businesses profitable.

April 3, 2013

A bipartisan vote to repeal a good tax shows how tricky it can be to enact real tax reform. 

March 22, 2013

The difficult conditions that affect domestic workers also plague nurses in hospitals.

March 20, 2013

Pro basketball player Royce White is laying claim to a powerful tradition by standing up for mental health in a society growing more stressful by the day.

February 13, 2013