Category: Social Policy

Carter Sherman: I Was in an Underground Abortion Network Before Roe v. Wade

In the 1960s and ’70s, a Chicago group known as “Jane” helped tens of thousands of women get abortions

Olivia Alperstein: My Disabled Life Is Worthy

The loss of disabled and chronically ill lives due to COVID-19 is no less tragic or preventable

Peter Goodman: “Davos Man”

How Billionaires Devour the World & Fuel Global Inequality, Prolonging the Pandemic

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Thomas Klikauer: COVID-19 and Privatization in Germany

Public health is no longer measured on public health needs. Now they are based on abstract formulas about hospital bed and ICU occupancy

Farrah Hassen: Gitmo’s Shameful Twentieth Anniversary

It is time for President Biden to turn the page once and for all on this sordid chapter in our nation’s history

Candice Bernd: Nursing Unions Say For-Profit Health Care Is Driving Omicron Staffing Crisis

“We need our employers and our elected officials at the federal state and local levels to give us protections based on science, not just what’s good for business.”

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Peter Bohmer: U.S. Economy, Omicron, and Moving Forward

We have the opportunity to build and participate in these social movements, in minor and major ways, while educating ourselves and not isolating ourselves alone or in small cliques

Michelle D. Holmes: The Folly of School Openings as a Zero-Sum Game

We need to address the needs of students—and parents, and teachers. One size does not fit all, and race complicates the challenge

Joyce Chediac: Hospital greed caused nurse shortage, not COVID-19

The country’s largest nurse labor union maintains that hospitals are deliberately understaffing units and forcing nurses to work long hours to increase profits

Maanvi Singh: California Could Become the First US State to Offer Universal Health Care

The bills to create and fund universal healthcare face opposition from powerful lobbies for doctors and insurance companies

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