Health and Disease

A still from an EducateUS ad, showing a Black teen raising her hand.

On Sex Ed, “Our Side” Is Finally Fighting Back On Sex Ed, “Our Side” Is Finally Fighting Back

The new group EducateUS is creating a counter-movement to the conservative groups stoking a culture war over sexuality education.

Apr 24, 2024 / Joan Walsh

Julian Assange in police vehicle

End the Persecution of Julian Assange End the Persecution of Julian Assange

The fifth anniversary of Assange’s imprisonment would be a good day for the Biden administration to end this sordid saga—before it ends the First Amendment.

Apr 11, 2024 / Chip Gibbons

The Human Cost of Drought

The Human Cost of Drought The Human Cost of Drought

The current climate crisis is severely affecting access to fresh water, resulting in deadly consequences for vulnerable communities around the world.

Apr 11, 2024 / OppArt / Andrea Arroyo

HUSKY Medicaid Launch Connecticut

Inside Connecticut’s Fight to Expand Medicaid Coverage for Undocumented Immigrants Inside Connecticut’s Fight to Expand Medicaid Coverage for Undocumented Immigrants

In July, the state will expand coverage to undocumented immigrants under age 15. But it still falls short of advocates’ goals.

Apr 4, 2024 / StudentNation / Kayla Yup

The TikTok social media platform's logo is reflected in the eye of a 13-year-old boy as he looks at a computer screen in Bath, England.

“In Techno Parentis”: Who Should Regulate the Online Lives of Teenagers? “In Techno Parentis”: Who Should Regulate the Online Lives of Teenagers?

With TikTok, Instagram, and other platforms using algorithms to send teen viewers addictive, dangerous content—and reaping immense profits—self-regulation has clearly failed.

Apr 2, 2024 / Zephyr Teachout

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. introduces California attorney Nicole Shanahan as his running mate for vice president during an event in Oakland, Calif.,on March 26, 2024.

Why Silicon Valley Reactionaries Love RFK Jr. Why Silicon Valley Reactionaries Love RFK Jr.

Kennedy’s newly picked running mate, Nicole Shanahan, reflects the necro-futurism of Big Tech.

Apr 1, 2024 / Jeet Heer

Gaza: Eye on the Famine

Gaza: Eye on the Famine Gaza: Eye on the Famine

The rest of the famine in Gaza is accelerating faster than anything we’ve seen this century.

Apr 1, 2024 / OppArt / Andrea Arroyo

Who Carries the Burden of Climate Change?

Who Carries the Burden of Climate Change? Who Carries the Burden of Climate Change?

Women are hit the hardest in developing nations.

Mar 29, 2024 / OppArt / Peter Kuper

Mitch McConnell at theCapitol

The Risks of Dementia in the House, the Senate—and the White House The Risks of Dementia in the House, the Senate—and the White House

Biden’s occasional slips, like Trump’s off-topic rambling, are likely the result of normal aging, not Alzheimers. But dementia in high places is definitely worth worrying about.

Mar 14, 2024 / Morbid Symptoms / Jeet Heer

medicaid tennesssee

America Is Fast Becoming a Death-Dealing Nation America Is Fast Becoming a Death-Dealing Nation

Medicaid cuts and hospital closures are but two manifestations of a far larger attack on American health and healthcare.

Mar 12, 2024 / Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis

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