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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.

John Kitzhaber

This third-term governor is rethinking healthcare and education with holistic, community-based programs.

Myriad genetic testing

In the wake of Angelina Jolie’s well-intentioned exhortation for “every woman” to explore their risk of breast cancer, one company stands to make a staggering profit.

chemical fire

How Americans unwittingly entered—and become exposed to biohazards in—the greatest uncontrolled experiment ever launched.

Still from TV show Homeland with two characters

Afflicted with a mental disorder, Carrie Mathison is an unlikely American hero, and seems a bad bet besides.

Invisible War

Director Kirby Dick and producer Amy Ziering tell The Nation what the military can do to prevent sexual assault.

People walk across an open sewage

Despite the fact that its "peacekeepers" brought cholera to Haiti, the UN is refusing to fund obvious solutions.

A doctor and patient

Disguised as health promotion, it’s another form of cost-shifting to employees, in which some will be unfairly penalized.

Nancy Keenan

As Roe v. Wade turns forty, NARAL seeks to mobilize a younger generation of activists.

Blogs

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

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