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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.

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.

Blogs

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Some Democrats and health groups say this Senate bill is even worse than the outdated Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976.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