Category: Social Policy

Dean Baker: Donald Trump’s Big Pharma First Agenda

The pharmaceutical industry will fight like crazy to block any efforts to modernize the system of financing drug research

Marjorie Cohn: Senate Confirms Gina Haspel, Despite Her Facilitation of Torture

The Senate voted 55-45 to confirm Gina Haspel as CIA director on May 17, despite the fact that her facilitation of torture should disqualify her from assuming the role. In her testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on May 9, Haspel insisted that the CIA’s interrogation program during the Bush administration was legal. Haspel, a 33-year Read more…

Phyllis Bennis: Palestinians Are Forcing the World to See Their Humanity

The Gaza massacre is a war crime. And the United States is complicit alongside Israel

Ally Boguhn: Trump’s ‘Gag Rule’ Will Target Planned Parenthood

Title X provides family planning services to nearly 4 million patients with low incomes in the United States, many of whom are people of color who face systemic barriers to health-care access

Laura Flanders: The US Health Care Crisis

Corporate Masters Cannot Solve Public Problems

Tamara Pearson: Mexico’s Slow Death by Junk Food

Mexico’s traditional diet of beans and corn has been replaced with pizza and hamburgers

Alexander Zaitchik: UCLA Doing Big Pharma’s Dirty Work in India

A university develops a breakthrough prostate cancer drug—and then fights to keep it priced beyond reach

Juan Cole: Apocalyptic Numbers: The Saudi-Trump War on Yemen

The total number of people in need of humanitarian assistance in Yemen is 22.2 million – or 76% of the population – including 11.3 million children

Joel Lexchin: The Pharmaceutical Industry in Contemporary Capitalism

The industry is able to manipulate knowledge about the value of pharmaceuticals not only to the detriment of what doctors know, but more important, to the detriment of people’s health

John Feffer: Trump to the International Community: Drop Dead

Washington Takes on the World

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