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 »
August 5, 2014
The US cannot credibly advocate for human rights abroad while failing to protect them at home. A decade ago, I joined a group of human rights advocates to found the National Economic and Social... Keep reading »
July 18, 2014
Health care is one of those things that always caused Sandra Schlosser a lot of anxiety. “It was something I had always struggled with — I always owed some health care provider, or was on some... Keep reading »
June 23, 2014
It’s a bit of an urban myth that summer is the time for teenagers to get in trouble: They are not in school, they have plenty of time on their hands, weather and spirits are hot, and everyone’s out... Keep reading »
June 23, 2014
Photo: Jackie Schechter. Senior Judith Nkwor is a peer mediator at Validus Prep. It’s a clear morning in mid-June, and Validus Preparatory Academy in the Bronx has that end-of-the-school-year feel... Keep reading »
June 20, 2014
Photo: Jackie Schechter. Inside Validus Preparatory Academy in the Bronx, which has a number of restorative justice programs. The city is poised to dramatically expand restorative justice programs... Keep reading »
June 18, 2014
A new report from the Commonwealth Fund reminds us that the U.S. health care system is broken: despite spending more on health care than any other nation on earth, the U.S. ranks dead last in a study... Keep reading »
June 16, 2014
LaborNotes reports on the groundswell of state-by-state organizing for universal, publicly financed healthcare, citing the leadership of the Vermont Workers' Center in building a winning model. One... Keep reading »



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