Opinion

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The war on antibiotics

Without strict new regulations, the way beef, poultry, and pork are produced in America could rob us of effective antibiotics.

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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A port in the storm

As readers may have noticed, I haven't written an article in the last few months. I've been fully occupied with a condition that comes with life - its passing.

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President Obama makes history - again!

In a dramatic departure from the days when workers were scorned by the White House President Obama yesterday became the first president to issue a proclamation for Workers Memorial Day.

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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."

Not just any movement

Only a particular kind of movement has the capacity to challenge the array of forces on the other side of the class struggle at this juncture.

Health care reform: One battle won, more battles to come

The signing into law of the new health care reform package has all the earmarks of a historic victory in more ways than one.

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People's movement asserts new power

It appears that the grassroots movement that helped elect Obama and the Democratic Congress has reemerged. Even the president himself hit the road, mobilizing folks.

How capitalist health care lets women die

The United States ranks 41st in maternal mortality. Between 1987 and 2006, the U.S. rate doubled, from 6.6 deaths per 100,000 births to 13.3 deaths.

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Getting to a doctor versus romanticizing the revolution

I run a Communist YouTube channel for young people, and I'm noticing some of them are romanticizing revolution but forgetting about the working class - for example, on health care.

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