Opinion

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Ryan budget: A nightmare in the making

House Republicans approved a budget that is far worse than any reasonable person could, up to now, have imagined would ever come out of a U.S. Congress.

Meat, money, and markets: More bad news

We've known for some time that having too much red meat in our diets has negative health consequences.

Sugar: the toxic spoonful

The people who make Sugar Frosted Flakes were on to something when they dropped "sugar" from the name of their product.

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Senate leader Mitch McConnell: Marijuana use risks death

Has Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell been watching too many reruns of Reefer Madness?

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Birth control is not attack on religion

The Obama administration made the right move when it mandated that all employers be required to offer free family planning services to women through their insurance plans.

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Komen vs. Planned Parenthood: another attack on women

It's disturbing that the Komen Foundation has bowed to the Republican right in pulling its funding for Planned Parenthood's breast cancer prevention services.

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What does the future hold for disabled Americans like me?

The challenges people with disabilities like me face every day at home, at work and in school are everywhere.

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Cuban-style health care in America? Yes we can

Despite the valiant attempts by progressive Democrats to pass universal health care, we got the Affordable Care Act that still leaves several million uninsured.

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Universal health care: If Cuba can do it, why can’t we?

So how can we fix this mess while putting the insurance industry out of business and curbing pharmaceutical industries? I look to Cuba as a model.

Shame on the Supreme Court!

The anti-democratic, corrupt right-wing majority on the Supreme Court is again laying plans to nullify the election of a Democratic president.

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