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The billboard at the east entrance to the remote rural village of Tamms,
Illinois, reads "Tamms: The First Super Max," and below, in lowercase
letters, "a good place to live." Inmates at Tamms,

Since the bottom line here is terrible physical pain, let's start with
someone who has spent most of her life in that condition. There are
millions like her. Patricia C.

With a doctor in charge of the Senate, compassionate conservatism is
well positioned to run roughshod over the issue that traditionally
worked well for Democrats--healthcare.

If there were a firing squad for political rhetoric, the phrase "single payer" would have to be placed against the wall and blown away.

When plants in Nebraska carrying swine diarrhea drugs mingled with food for humans, all hell broke loose.

Last year marked the "twentieth anniversary" of AIDS, a grim occasion, to say the least, that put major US newspapers in an unenviable predicament.

It seemed like a straightforward invitation. Dinner at an upscale uptown
restaurant, sponsored by a drug company, where the topic was to be
financial planning.

Tony Hall, just before leaving Congress in September, sat in his office
in Longworth House Office Building and thought of something that had
stuck with him since a trip to Appalachia.

Is our public health system ready?

Blogs

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Some Democrats and health groups say this Senate bill is even worse than the outdated Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976.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

A new report reveals the gradual erosion of employer liability requirements that have left workers alone to shoulder the costs of workplace injury.

March 9, 2015

We need to listen to basketball player and mental health advocate Royce White’s thoughts on budding NBA star Larry Sanders’s decision to walk away from the game.

March 9, 2015

There is a way President Cruz could still badly damage Obamacare all by himself, even if the Supreme Court upholds the law.

March 5, 2015

They’ve joined the growing airport workers' movement for an end to back-breaking work and paltry benefits.

February 27, 2015