Opinion

How capitalist health care lets women die

The United States ranks 41st in maternal mortality. Between 1987 and 2006, the U.S. rate doubled, from 6.6 deaths per 100,000 births to 13.3 deaths.

Tea party’s ugly reality: racism, sexism, homophobia

The struggle for health care reform showed us what we are up against, and what we are fighting for.

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‘Julie and Julia’ — most underrated movie of the year

"Julie and Julia" is the most underrated movie of the year.

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Films provoke disturbing image: ‘world war’ against women

With the spectacular response of the movie "Precious," this might be the moment that some movies are sending urgent messages to us about a "world war" against women.

Difficult victory

Overcoming the intense lobbying efforts of the health insurance-industrial complex and their far-right "tea party" stormtroopers, which spent some $640,000 a day opposing health care reform, the American people and their organizations, especially their unions, mobilized and pushed through a bill that can improve the health care system for millions of insured and uninsured people.

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‘Good Hair’: About us but not for us

Documentary films are often powerful in doing what typical mainstream media outfits can't: accidentally reveal truths.

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