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EPI plan: Tax the rich, strengthen social security, rebuild infrastructure

By 2040, federal debt would be 54 percent of gross domestic product, not the present 74 percent - and less than debt proposed by right wingers.

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A decade after Katrina: what we’ve learned and refuse to learn

A decade later, the nation has made little progress in addressing the systemic problems Hurricane Katrina laid bare.

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Black Cat Appreciation Day: the perfect time to adopt

"Black cats are still the least likely to be adopted, and they need people to give them a chance."

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Ending Cuban blockade could improve U.S. health

If the current thaw in U.S.-Cuban relations leads to lifting the decades-long blockade, we will have access to life-saving drugs and vaccines now banned in the U.S.

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Indiana HIV epidemic underscores value of syringe services programs

The Foundation for AIDS Research has released a new brief that underscores the importance of syringe service programs.

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Medicare turns 50 with vigor in Los Angeles

The slogan of the day was "Medicare: As American as Apple Pie."

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Birthday PIE for Medicare: celebrations urge expanding it for all

"Because of Medicare, our seniors have access to health care, they're living longer lives, decent lives. That's something worth fighting for!"

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Today in history: Hooray for Medicare on its first 50 years!

Happy birthday, Medicare! Celebrations are occurring all over the country.

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Religious voters back Pope's stands against racism, income inequality, for worker rights

Pope Francis I has been outspoken about the rights of workers to be valued and respected - including their rights to join unions - and against income inequality and poverty.

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Today in history: The Americans with Disabilities Act signed 25 years ago

It was dedicated activism that accomplished these measures so that the benefits of living in a modern society can be accessed by millions more people.

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