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For years, radioactive waste has seeped into swampland, canals—even drinking water. Now a few families are fighting to hold the polluters accountable.

Berkeley vs. Big Soda

Berkeley residents overwhelmingly support the measure, but beverage companies are fighting back.

Nearly $9 billion per year is spent locking up people struggling with mental illness.

Medical Personnel in Sierra Leone

A swift international response could have contained the outbreak.

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.

Recent militant action in Canada is leading a global movement to protect frontier resources.

Nurses Protest

The business press still insists on equating strong union organizing with communism.

Blogs

We’ve reformed the social safety net at the cost of human lives.

February 17, 2015

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

February 9, 2015

The lack of structural integrity in the case before the Supreme Court, along with its bleak implications, has become even more obvious in the past week.

February 5, 2015

Obama’s proposal to fund home visiting services is a laudable step toward serving the comprehensive needs of parents, whether they are working or not.

February 4, 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

It’s time again for America’s annual concussion carnival.

January 29, 2015

Kaiser's workers and patients have had enough of epic waiting times and surging suicide rates.

January 26, 2015

A new guide for journalists argues that we get an inaccurate picture of reproductive health issues when we use language carelessly.

January 22, 2015

A Dallas hedge-fund operator says he's going to attack the pharmaceutical industry for over-pricing drugs.

January 20, 2015

These workers have grueling jobs—but they’re still not eligible for minimum wages or overtime pay.

January 16, 2015