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Nobody Likes a Narc

Linda Flanagan | Posted 08.10.2011 | Education
Linda Flanagan

Adopting a don't-ask-don't-tell policy about underage drinking perpetuates the fiction that teenage drinking is a purely private matter.

Jason Cherkis

Feds Finally Address LGBTQ Homeless Crisis | Jason Cherkis | Posted 08.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jonathan had spent nearly a decade in Louisiana's child welfare system. The safest places, the gay teen discovered, were the moldy homes...

Officials Find Maternal Mortality On The Rise

AP | SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER | Posted 06.26.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Maternal mortality is on the rise in California, with African-American mothers roughly four times more likely to die from pregnancy-rel...

Codes v. Kindness: Communities Wrestle Over How To Feed Homeless By The Books

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

"Give a man a fish," and you may get served with a citation. A volunteer group that distributed food to the homeless was shut down by the the Houston...

WAIT, Colorado Abstinence Program, Receives Millions In Federal Funds Despite Ties To Anti-Gay Groups, Ugandan Pastor

The Colorado Independent | digg_url = 'Http:// | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado-based abstinence education group WAIT Training has received more than $8.3 million in federal funding since 2005, despite having several brus...

Cutting Home-Based Care Defies Fiscal and Political Logic

Kenneth Thorpe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kenneth Thorpe

As policymakers prepare to shift to a post-election mindset, nowhere is there a better opportunity to drive down costs, create jobs and ensure the well being of millions of Americans.

Swine Flu Rapper Raps About Subway Gaps

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Dr. John D. Clarke wants you to mind the gap. The gap between the subway and the platform, that is. Clarke, the medical director for the Long Island...

Weekly Pulse: The Religious Right vs. Birth Control

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

Weekly Pulse: The Religious Right vs. Birth Controlby Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Does health care reform's promise of preventive car...

Fear Mongers Attack a NYC Harm Reduction Pamphlet that Saves Lives

Anthony Papa | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Anthony Papa

The brochure under attack is directed toward the city's residents who inject drugs, and it serves the critical purpose of reducing disease transmission, preventing overdoses and saving lives.

Flu Season Shows the Need for Workplace Flexibility

David Gray | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Gray

There are many people who are used to going to work when they are a bit under the weather. However, swine flu is changing that equation.

How To Live On $0 A Day: This Could Be the Best Health Care Reform Plan You're Gonna Get

Lesley Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lesley Stern

Sex is also a good, inexpensive form of exercise that doesn't require getting out of bed (although it may compel you to leave the fetal position). This will require a partner since batteries are costly.

Public Option A Must! Sez Who? Sez Obama!

Sandy Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Goodman

Just one month ago, President Obama, that left-of-the-left leftie, assured us that a public option was an absolute necessity for any health care bill he would sign into law

It's Not Sarah's Fault...Just Ask Her

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shannyn Moore

When it comes to taking responsibility for her failures, Sarah Palin is completely unaccountable. Her finger is always pointed at the most convenient scapegoat.

Federal Contractors Got Billions In Bonuses, Despite Performance: Report | Steve Vogel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Federal agencies have awarded billions in bonuses to contractors regardless of whether the work was deemed satisfactory, according to a Government Acc...

Sebelius: Health Secretary And Class Clown

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Who would have thought that Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius had such a funny streak? But there she was Monday at the American Heal...

A "Penultimate Step" in the Fight to End the HIV Travel Ban

Steve Ralls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Ralls

The Department of Health and Human Services has issued regulations that would end the United States' decades-old HIV travel and immigration ban.

Obama Picks Anti-Abortion Leader For Senior Role At Health And Human Services

The American Prospect | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama has appointed Alexia Kelley, executive director of Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good (CACG), to head the Center for Faith-Base...

Health Care Reform in Critical Condition

Roy Ulrich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Roy Ulrich

From my point of view, and from the point of view of most liberals familiar with the subject, real health care reform must include a "public" option - that is, one that competes with private insurance.

Religious Conservatives Turning On Senator Brownback

CBN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Brody File has learned that the Family Research Council is taking a "temporarily leave of absence" from the socially conservative "Values Action T...

Why Contraception Saves Money and Prevents Abortion

Dr. Peter Klatsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Peter Klatsky

While I respect the opinions of those who oppose abortion, I do not understand why those same leaders would then oppose policies proven to reduce abortions.

Obama Raises the Bar for Future Presidents

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

Obama's success in these first two weeks has forever changed our expectations of a new President and how he or she should behave.

Put Women's Health Back in the Picture

Meghan Rhoad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Meghan Rhoad

The Global Gag Rule withheld critical funds from organizations abroad which provided legal, voluntary abortions, counseled women about abortion, and engaged in advocacy for abortion rights.

Video: Birth Control at Risk in Proposed HHS Regulation

Emily Douglas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emily Douglas

A proposed new regulation from the Department of Health and Human Services... would expand protections for providers who would deny women birth control and other reproductive health services.