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The bipartisan farm bill making its way through Congress offers real hope to feed the hungry at home and abroad and improve nutrition for poor kids. But it faces a likely presidential veto over, you guessed it, taxes.

Americans will spend $9.8 billion on pet healthcare this year. Why is the President so insistent that we can't provide health coverage to poor children?

Local food projects and community gardens are springing up in urban areas all over the country, cutting a promising new path to empowering the poor.

The perennial temptation to blame disease on sin or some grave moral failing just took another hit.

The testimony of three former Surgeons General offers more proof of how the Bush Administration's corps of inept political operatives subverts our system of checks and balances.

America's kids will get less calcium because of our unabated appetite for gas-guzzling cars--and the wrongheaded belief that ethanol is the answer.

Sure we have a healthcare system in America. The trouble is, it's designed not to make people healthy but to make money.

Congressional hearings about head injuries in the NFL raise questions about the consequences for old-timers and present-day players.

SEIU President Andy Stern heads one of the strongest unions in the country. Why is he so cozy with corporations?

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Except Obama calls it “The Decree.” 

December 9, 2014

Congress will not have the power to overturn the Affordable Care Act, so Republicans are hoping the Supreme Court’s right-wingers will do the dirty work for them.

December 8, 2014

Instead of encouraging Cuban doctors to defect, the United States should be working with them to stop the spread of Ebola.

November 21, 2014

For Obama, Gruber has become an Other from another mother.

 

November 19, 2014

The Roberts Court's announcement that it will hear another legal challenge that threatens to disable and perhaps destroy the new healthcare system has the distinct odor of political collusion.

November 19, 2014

Could the chemicals in beauty products be causing long-term health problems for salon workers?

November 17, 2014

The US Supreme Court is preparing to hear another case that could render key parts of the ACA illegal.

November 12, 2014

We can't take any chances.

November 3, 2014

Los Angeles is trying to make good jobs vital to producing good food.

November 3, 2014

A new report documents the most major concerns.

October 31, 2014