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Medical Marijuana

The discovery of pot’s astonishing medical potential is the most compelling new reason for legalizing the plant.

Medical marijuana products at Canna Pi medical dispensary in Seattle

Legalization in the Evergreen State has led to parallel marijuana industries. Is there room for both?

Protest to raise the minimum wage

If Republicans are playing hardball, Democrats should too.

Expand medicaid

Republicans replay their Southern Strategy in an attempt to undermine the Affordable Care Act.

Float On, sensory deprivation, floaters, Restricted Environmental Stimulation

Is sensory deprivation an escape from or toward the fatigue and distractions of the digital life?

Kurt Vonnegut

An excerpt from the new eBook Vonnegut by the Dozen: Twelve Pieces by Kurt Vonnegut.

Supreme Court

The unanimous decision is a victory for patients, women, scientists, doctors, researchers and human kind.

Myriad

The outcome will effect far more than just the genetic test for breast cancer.

Saxby Chambliss

It’s the height of hypocrisy: They call for repeal of the law but plead for its dollars on behalf of constituents.

Sen. Patty Murray

With a two-seat gain while chair of the DSCC and a successful effort to get a budget through the Senate under her belt, Patty Murray has become a major force in the Senate.

Blogs

Mainstream media’s silence on gun control and mental health is the true outrage in the wake of Jovan Belcher's tragic murder-suicide. 

December 5, 2012

Heads of Denny’s and Papa John’s restaurants backed down on threats to retaliate against the Affordable Care Act. 

November 26, 2012

Several Republican governors are leaving it to the feds to set up “one-size-fits-all” healthcare exchanges in their states.

November 19, 2012

Repealing Obamacare would make it impossible for many people with disabilities to join the workforce. 

November 1, 2012

Another Todd Akin? A debate over abortion sparks latest offensive comment by a candidate.

October 24, 2012

Despite a series of voting rights victories, ballot box bullies will still try to dissuade voters.

October 16, 2012

How does Romney argue that his efforts to expand healthcare in Massachusetts show “empathy” while ripping Affordable Care Act?

September 27, 2012

Healthcare reform was not the outside game Obama says it was.

September 20, 2012

In a letter to the Obama administration obtained by the The Nation, Ryan asked that a clinic in his district receive a grant made possible by the Affordable Care Act.

September 5, 2012

An expert on child hunger has five questions for President Obama and Governor Romney in the second installment of our #TalkPoverty series.

August 24, 2012