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February 26, 2021
Why Xavier Becerra Is a Smart Pick to Run HHS
As California’s attorney general, he fought to strengthen his state’s social safety net—which we must do nationally if we are to improve public health and lick the coronavirus.
February 8, 2021
First, Nurses Saved Our Lives—Now They’re Saving Our Health Care
Throughout the pandemic, nurses have been at the forefront of the fight not only to treat the sick but also to fix our ailing medical system.
October 23, 2020
Opportunity Knocks: Canvassing in the Time of Covid
While Democrats abandoned in-person door knocking because of the pandemic, Republicans never stopped. Democrats have finally decided to end their unilateral disarmament.
October 21, 2020
We Can’t See Young Progressive Voters as a Monolith
Young people have diverse, complex demands for the future—and we should be taking them seriously.
August 5, 2020
As Covid Slams Us, Elders Want Solidarity, Not Sentiment—or Blame
No generation has a monopoly on justice, or responsibility.
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May 28, 2020
When Losing Your Job Means Losing Your Psychiatric Medication
The Covid-19 slump is creating a mental health crisis in America.
May 21, 2020
Covid-19 Isn’t the Only American Health Epidemic
When Andra Day’s “Rise Up” plays on the hospital loudspeakers, my spirits lift for a moment. But then I remember.
May 13, 2020
Go to Work or Stay Home? An Essential Worker Is Forced to Make a Wager With Fate.
Scenes from a pandemic: 7
April 6, 2020
Meet the Next Brett Kavanaugh
Justin Reed Walker is 38, has almost no judicial experience, and hates the ACA. Now he’s about to get Kavanaugh’s old seat on the second most powerful court.
April 6, 2020
Science Will Not Come on a White Horse With a Solution
Sheila Jasanoff, a professor of science and technology studies, tells
that we’ve modeled the progression of the disease, but not the social consequences.