Opinion

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Drug industry sells misleading ads - to doctors

82 percent of the ads placed by drug companies in medical journals violate the Food and Drug Administration's regulations on truthfulness and risk disclosure.

"Small government" ideas promote big business practices

In April 2010, RNC Chairman Michael Steele told a group of 200 students at DePaul University that African-Americans "don't have a reason" to vote for Republican candidates.

How Libby, Mont., got Medicare for all

When Senator Baucus needed a solution to a disaster in Montana, he turned to the nation's single-payer healthcare system, Medicare, to solve the problem.

Hospital ERs at market’s mercy

I've long been a firm believer in public health care for all. Why not? We've had hugely successful Social Security and Medicare for decades.

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Do right by veterans

Veterans face challenges of joblessness, homelessness, and visible and "invisible" injuries - a real tribute means doing right, not right-wing, by them.

Dems keep House and Senate!

New polls show a much closer race in November.

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Health care law includes no lifetime limits

Perhaps the most important piece of the new health care law that kicked in Sept. 23  is no more lifetime coverage caps.

Some thoughts on the class struggle

The conflict between working people and corporate power permeates all aspects of society - but why can't the two sides just call a truce and live in peace?

Getting to national health care

The Affordable Care Act was an important first step, but a first step to where - and when we finally get "there," what is "there" going to look like?

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Limited government: good in 1787, a fraud today

By 1816, Thomas Jefferson was warning that our new government would have to "crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations."

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