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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.

Inspired by Vermont’s successful drive for universal healthcare, the Labor Campaign for Single-Payer is working with activists from Maine, California and Oregon to expand healthcare access.

A flag flies at half-mast in Newtown

In crafting laws after the horrifying killings in Connecticut, it’s crucial that we recognize our own collective trauma before we rush to act.

Senate floor

As the federal government refuses to recognize the UN treaty on the rights of the disabled, a growing number of cities are incorporating international human rights standards into their policymaking.

Along with marijuana decriminalization in other states, the success of Proposition 36 in California is a ray of hope for those trapped in the abyss of the War on Drugs.

Some hospitals, like St. Joe's in Ann Arbor, are seeking out local food—but for the local food movement, meeting their needs is a challenge.

Turnout for a popular ballot measure that would fully legalize marijuana could determine whether Obama or Romney wins this important swing state.

Blogs

The difficult conditions that affect domestic workers also plague nurses in hospitals.

March 20, 2013

Pro basketball player Royce White is laying claim to a powerful tradition by standing up for mental health in a society growing more stressful by the day.

February 13, 2013

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