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Could the Media Derail Health Care Reform?  

Could the Media Derail Health Care Reform?
By Niko Karvounis, Health Beat
Right now, health care reform is an abstract goal that everyone wants. But that doesn't mean the media are ready to cover it properly. Read more »

 

The financial crisis we face today is as complex as it is painful, and there's an enormous amount of information, analysis and opinion emerging every day about what's happening and what should be done about it. That's why AlterNet is proud to introduce a new feature: a section devoted to the best news and views on an Economy in Crisis. Our new Economy in Crisis feature will offer readers one-stop shopping for the best of what's out there -- information that they need to stay abreast of developments; economic content that impacts their daily lives. Be sure to bookmark it so you can check back for the latest headlines every day.

 

Why Single-Payer Health Care Can't Wait  

Why Single-Payer Health Care Can't Wait

Americans' experience with employer-paid health benefits has been far from happy. Read more »

Condom Burnings and Anti-Gay Witch Hunts: How Rick Warren Is Undermining AIDs Prevention in Africa  

Condom Burnings and Anti-Gay Witch Hunts: How Rick Warren Is Undermining AIDs Prevention in Africa

Team Obama likes to cite Warren's work on AIDS in Africa to combat criticism about the controversial pastor. But how does burning condoms save lives? Read more »

Should You Let Your Kids Eat Junk Food?  

Should You Let Your Kids Eat Junk Food?

Our readers sound off on a recent article about parents who who don't let their kids eat candy, soda and chips. Read more »

Sanjay Gupta: What the Next Surgeon General Doesn't Know About Pot  

Sanjay Gupta: What the Next Surgeon General Doesn't Know About Pot

The next surgeon general needs to stop putting politics before science. Gupta may not be ready for that. Read more »

Orgasmic Birth: The Natural Reality Behind the Hype  

Orgasmic Birth: The Natural Reality Behind the Hype

The 'normal' way that women in the United States give birth -- laying prone in a room full of strangers -- is not the natural way. Read more »

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In Defense of the Sanjay Gupta Appointment  

In Defense of the Sanjay Gupta Appointment

I understand the critiques launched by Paul Krugman, John Conyers and others -- but I think Gupta is an inspired choice. Read more »

Krugman Has a Problem with Sanjay Gupta  

Krugman Has a Problem with Sanjay Gupta

As do a few other folks ... Read more »

 

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