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Letters from around the country describe your favorite food
institutions.

A new biography of Timothy Leary reveals the mixed-up sociopath behind the "turn on, tune in, drop out" mantra.

What Warren Buffett's gift of billions to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation lacks in imagination, it makes up for in safety. If only they had the guts to tackle the real problems.

If the United Nations is to keep its promise to grant people with AIDS universal
access to treatment by 2010, it will be because activists are holding
world leaders accountable.

Desperate for medical care, an ailing granny pies the President and
finds a soft bed in a country club prison. It's enough to make you go
out and commit a crime.

The United States has fueled a worldwide overreaction to the threat of a bird
flu pandemic, putting AIDS, malaria, malnutrition and other crucial
global health programs at risk.

Tina Rosenberg is wrong to argue in the New York Times that
environmentalists who fought to limit the use of DDT have contributed
to the worldwide spread of malaria.

Large factory farms, not migratory birds, are now seen as breeding
grounds for the avian flu virus. Donald Rumsfeld is getting rich off
his investment in Tamiflu. Can this pandemic get any crazier?

Complicated drug plans are the result of promises fulfilled.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest is suing Kellogg and Viacom for using cartoon characters to brainwash kids into consuming mass amounts of junk food.

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Some Democrats and health groups say this Senate bill is even worse than the outdated Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976.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

If only there was some way to know what the authors of the Affordable Care Act really intended.

March 10, 2015