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USAction's Jeff Blum argues that progressives need to embrace Obama's healthcare reform as a major victory for the social justice movement: "We actually established a new right in America... Healthcare is now a right. That's huge."

Hillary Clinton has unequivocally stated that all women around the world must have the right to abortion. Will Obama confirm that position at the G8 summit this weekend?

In our extreme energy era, the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico isn't a one-shot disaster but an arrow pointing to a nightmarish future.

BBC/PRI's "The World" interviews reporter Joshua Kors about his ongoing series on the deliberate misdiagnosis of injured returning veterans. 

What you need to know to make the most of the new healthcare law.

Science can be disproved only by its own criteria; when it comes to mental illness, its own criteria are often insufficient.

John Nichols explains why he is excited about the possibilities for progressive reform to the healthcare bill.

 Legal experts say constitutional challenges to the healthcare reform legislation don't have a leg to stand on. But as politics, these suits could be a roaring success.

Letter published in the May 3, 2010, issue of The Nation.

The healthcare reform debate exposed the weakness of the prochoice movement. What now?

Blogs

Workers die because those in power look the other way.

April 29, 2015

But more often than not, states are preventing workers from securing unemployment benefits.

April 14, 2015

Underfunded, poorly designed systems of support are leaving survivors with instability over a lifetime.

April 6, 2015

Needle exchange programs save lives. So why are they illegal in 23 states?

April 1, 2015

We’ve reached a point where desperate women who end their pregnancies before viability are being locked up.

March 30, 2015

The 1970s-era legislation has been haunting politics and restricting abortion access for far too long.

March 25, 2015

When Chris Borland was trying to figure out his future, he spoke to an old school NFL rebel.

March 24, 2015

Some Democrats and health groups say this Senate bill is even worse than the outdated Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976.

March 19, 2015

The decision by Chris Borland to walk away from the NFL should be viewed as a conscious act of resistance.

March 18, 2015

Why did one of the NFL’s most promising players decide to retire after just one season?

March 17, 2015