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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.

(Reuters Pictures)

Yes, it was a flawed compromise. But to achieve universal, humane healthcare for all, we first need effective implementation of the ACA.

The problems with the Affordable Care Act stem from government being too small and weak, not too big and powerful.

Tar from the tobacco leaves stains the hands of young workers.

Young farm workers are falling ill from “green tobacco sickness” while the industry denies it and government lets it happen.

Michael Steele with a wild turkey he shot in 2012

Under pressure, the Obama administration withdrew rules barring young laborers from dangerous work—a decision with grave consequences for several families.

Healthcare.gov

The failures, though painful, might force both Republicans and the Obama administration to compromise.

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.

Blogs

In his rebuttal to the State of the Union Address, the Tea Party star failed to make his case that healthcare reform was harmful. 

February 13, 2013

Republicans are clutching at straws as they search for reasons to oppose Obama's nominee.

February 11, 2013

Will you have access to no-copay birth control under HHS's new regulations?

February 7, 2013

An even mix between cuts and revenue increases, eliminating wasteful Pentagon spending and tax loopholes for the wealthy, all while investing in job creation. What’s not to like?

February 6, 2013

The administration largely protected universal contraception coverage, but also made it harder for millions of familes to get health insurance. 

February 1, 2013

Details emerging this week in court about July’s mass shooting show multiple ways the tragedy could have been averted. 

January 9, 2013

Involuntary mental health care and police profiling will not make the United States safer.

December 28, 2012

Ranchers and farmers working the land near fracking sites are seeing their livestock suffer, and their own health deteriorate.

December 18, 2012

The fear of losing children can help save them.

December 17, 2012

November's victories at the ballot box show the drug war is vulnerable. 

December 10, 2012