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Americans who've been bringing guns to public meetings about healthcare reform are really just responding to a media-wide casting call for crazies.

The Nation's Chris Hayes talks about the difficulty of achieving progressives' goals in today's highly charged political climate.

After a brilliant beginning, President Obama appears to be abandoning his principles on healthcare by hedging on a public option. What should disappointed Democrats do?

The Nation's Chris Hayes explains the proposed healthcare reforms as part of a panel discussion at the Netroots Nation conference.

Since many Americans are misinformed about the opportunities a healthcare reform will bring, Sen. Bernie Sanders tries to expose the lies surrounding the bill.

Progressives must challenge the obstructionists in both parties who can't see which way the wind is blowing.

Polls show most Americans still want reform. But polls don't mean much politically if everyone stays quiet. Never mind wonkery--we need a movement.

Did Obama sell out? If House Democrats don't insist on the government's prerogative to bargain for lower prices, reform is impossible.

The Nation's Chris Hayes points out that conservative senators have little reason to vote for a healthcare reform, and Republicans will run against the bill in 2010 no matter what.

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Medicare and Medicaid are strong and necessary programs. The only real threat they face comes from House Budget Committee chair Paul Ryan and Republicans who would voucherize it.

July 2, 2011

Romney's "evolving" stance on abortion—and a long list of other issues—won't sell in what's becoming a party of social-policy purists.

June 2, 2011

Eric on Chomsky's dishonesty and Reed Richardson on Paul Ryan's medicare debacle.

May 26, 2011

Senate Majority leader Harry Reid has a plan to make sure Republicans give up on the Paul Ryan budget.

May 20, 2011

Paul Ryan says his plan to overhaul Medicare empowers Americans and guarantees coverage options. What it really does is gives the private insurance industry a green light to prey on seniors.

May 18, 2011

Senator Bernie Sanders is back with a plan for real health care reform. Instead of cutting Medicare, as Paul Ryan proposes, he wants to respond to our health-care crisis with a single-payer "Medicare for All" plan that cuts costs while expanding quality care.

May 10, 2011

The Senate and the House of Representatives agree: single-payer health care is the only way to provide real coverage for all.

May 9, 2011

If Democrats engage with Republicans on their absurd proposition to cut Medicare, then we will have a real problem.

April 5, 2011

Stacey Abrams fights the antiabortion wackos so you don’t have to.

March 16, 2011

Dr. Chisale Mhango wanted to present research on the harm illegal abortion does to Malawian women. USAID decided that ran afoul of the Helms Amendment.

March 11, 2011