Opinion

"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.

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A few facts about Rick Perry’s Texas

Whether it's jobs, deficits, education or other concerns, an examination of Texas under Rick Perry ought to give any American a shudder.

Higher health spending means healthy people

Some things that just seem obvious are often denied for devious political or personal reasons.

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Rick Scott refuses to accept badly needed health care money

Scott, a former hospital CEO and health care profiteer, was made famous by his adamant and vocal campaign against the Health Care Reform Bill which he still refers to as Obamacare.

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Cuba and Venezuela shape new generation of "Revolutionary Doctors"

Brouwer traces the evolution of Cuba's health system that has led to Cuban-Venezuelan collaboration in providing health care for their people and medical assistance throughout the world.

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Big Tobacco targets minority youth

A new study shows big tobacco companies are trying to lure minority youth into smoking menthol cigarettes.

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Paid sick leave good for us all

More than 40 percent of private sector workers do not have paid sick days they could use to recover from contagious illnesses.

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Third World Mississippi shows failure of conservative policies

Mississippi, dominated by conservative politicians, has health care, income and economic disparities that embody the worst of the nation's ills.

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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