January 9, 2015
Burned by governor, protesters occupy House Chamber, saying they will not leave until Green Mountain Care law respected Update 1/9/2015 11:30 AM EST: After holding the floor of the Vermont... Keep reading »
December 20, 2014
This week, we witnessed Gov. Peter Shumlin giving up his role in Vermont’s move to universal health care, as he caved to pressure from big businesses. His misguided decision marks the end of a... Keep reading »
December 15, 2014
Suspensions for low-level infractions are jeopardizing the education of many New York City children, and they must stop now. Because the city’s public schools have, over many years, failed to invest... Keep reading »
December 11, 2014
Sergio España of Healthcare Is a Human Right - Maryland and Ben Palmquist of NESRI discuss a new report, "Voices of Maryland's Healthcare Crisis and the Rising Human Rights Movement". Keep reading »
December 1, 2014
As the holiday season begins, we talk about caring and giving, yet I’m struck by how little “care” today’s health care system gives. As a mother of two kids, I’d do anything to make sure my kids are... Keep reading »
November 17, 2014
The record low election turnout in Vermont's 2014 general election should be a huge wake up call to Gov. Peter Shumlin and other Vermont political leaders. The fact that the majority of people stayed... Keep reading »
November 10, 2014
Exclusions, barriers, bans and hurdles describe many injured workers’ experiences with workers’ compensation,” says Celeste Monforton, DrPH, in an October 23rd blog posted to The Pump Handle ,... Keep reading »
October 22, 2014
Jeremiah, who is 28 and used to work in landscaping, didn’t have anywhere to live during the frigid cold of last winter. So one night, when the shelters of Baltimore were full, he ducked into an... Keep reading »
October 8, 2014
In 2011, Vermont passed Act 48, setting us on the course to have the first universal, publicly financed health care system in the United States. This came about because hundreds of Vermont residents... Keep reading »
August 25, 2014
From Birmingham to Ferguson, a brief history of how racial tensions at home have undermined America abroad Americans are not the only ones who have been riveted by the news out of Ferguson, Missouri... Keep reading »



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