Opinion

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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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Voters rebuke GOP in special elections

Upsets by Democratic candidates may serve as a warning to Republicans that voters aren't appreciative of their agenda.

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Illinois plans devastating cuts in disabilities services

These cuts target our most vulnerable citizens and are being sold as a way to balance Illinois' estimated $13 billion deficit. The truth is, these cuts are short sighted and will send us on a path of destruction.

Social Security and Medicare cutters, back off

Your senators and representative in Washington need to hear from you on this.

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The "good" war's invisible wounds

Mythologizing and romanticizing World War II ignores its complex legacy.

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