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The single-payer system, it was said,
Has faults that go beyond the fact it's Red:
If any faceless bureaucrat decreed
That surgery the doctor says you need

In the August 9/16 issue of The Nation, Alexander Cockburn discusses Pacifica's alleged plans to use "scab" programming. KPFK General Manager Mark Schubb has told The Nation that he is not aware of any plans to use KPFK programming as "replacement" programming during KPFA's internal conflict, and that he would not condone such use. The producers and host of RadioNation stated to Schubb that they will not allow RadioNation to be used as replacement programming under any circumstances.
The column also incorrectly described the role at KPFK of Nation contributing editor Jon Wiener. He is a one-day-a-week unpaid volunteer.

Marc Cooper hosts a daily drive-time show on Pacifica's KPFK.

Neil Shulman, MD, first started seeing patients at Grady in 1969.
For more information or to help, contact medcrisis@netscape.net.

Thomas Wolfe wrote that you can't go home again. Alix Kates Shulman disagrees.

Organizing the Hip-Hop Generation

Each generation must out of relative obscurity discover its mission, fulfill it, or betray it.

It didn't take long for the press to connect 21-year-old white-supremacist multikiller Benjamin Smith with the all-purpose explanation du jour: violent entertainment, in this case the computer g

It's 9:45 Tuesday night, and the house lights have just come on after the final scene of Wit--the surprise Off Broadway hit about a terminally ill English professor and her experience as a

Almost three times as many people, most of them in tropical countries of the Third World, die of preventable, curable diseases as die of AIDS.

William Rehnquist may be the most patient and unyielding radical ever to occupy high office in America.

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Though hardly a blip in campaign news, the 2,000th American troop has been killed—many by our own allies, the Afghan security forces—and inattention still abounds. 

August 23, 2012

Todd Akin, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan all have me thinking of June Jordan’s great “Poem about My Rights.”

August 22, 2012

Will Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan distance themselves from the new Republican platform, as they have from Akin?

August 22, 2012

A young woman turns the political moment into musical parody.

August 22, 2012

Yes, it does. Let’s talk about the context in which women seek abortion care—not to sort the deserving from the unworthy but to create better public policy for all.

August 21, 2012

A successful five-week strike still leaves the Houston janitors below $10 an hour, while Pennsylvania eliminates healthcare for scores of children.

August 21, 2012

The myth that husbands need to be breadwinners is keeping some women from sharing equally in the recovery.

August 21, 2012

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and South Carolina billionaire banking executive Darla Moore became the first women members of Augusta National Golf Course. Hold the cheers.

August 20, 2012

Senate candidate Todd Akin claimed yesterday that “legitimate rape” somehow turns off the female body’s reproductive capabilities. That is absurd.

August 20, 2012

Akin’s comments that a woman’s body will reject a pregnancy from rape would be laughable if they weren’t so dangerous.

August 20, 2012