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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.

Michelle Obama

Has the first lady’s anti-obesity campaign been too accommodating toward the food industry?

Occupy Wall Street

In this election and after, we need to write a new story for our changing nation that places care and connection at the center.

One in ten Asian Americans carry hepatitis B, and before the Affordable Care Act, that 10 percent could be denied health insurance based on this pre-existing condition.

The hollowing out of America, up close and personal.

What the Affordable Care Act Means for Transgender People

The healthcare law ushers in a new reality for transgender people, long subjected to outrageous discrimination and disrespect by medical providers.

Guns and Mental Illness: Tragedies in Waiting

There is a certain kind of madness in peddling guns to Americans while dismantling our mental health system.

Blogs

Kaiser's workers and patients have had enough of epic waiting times and surging suicide rates.

January 26, 2015

A new guide for journalists argues that we get an inaccurate picture of reproductive health issues when we use language carelessly.

January 22, 2015

A Dallas hedge-fund operator says he's going to attack the pharmaceutical industry for over-pricing drugs.

January 20, 2015

These workers have grueling jobs—but they’re still not eligible for minimum wages or overtime pay.

January 16, 2015

The new documentary following Dutch doctor Rebecca Gomperts provides important context to necessary change for global reproductive rights.

January 12, 2015

Dave Zirin appeared on MSNBC's The Reid Report to talk about the passing of the trailblazing ESPN anchor, Stuart Scott.

January 5, 2015

When I was at my lowest, Stuart Scott’s words reframed cancer for me in an indelible manner.

January 5, 2015

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