Environment and Health

Magical Thinking on Health Care

Magical Thinking on Health Care

Donald Trump, the amazing wunderkind of global luxury living — and now our nation's phantasmagoric, fast-charging president — is proving to be a legislative magician. In his campaign, Trump's number one promise was that he would "immediately" repeal the entirety of...

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American Hellscape

American Hellscape

In case you were wondering what Republicans have planned for the environment, it's now clear. Some of the ideas aren't new — like mining and logging our national forests. Or giving the green light to controversial oil pipelines like the Dakota Access Pipeline, which...

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Ruling by Chaos

Ruling by Chaos

As Donald Trump was sworn in, my inbox filled up with concerns about the future of the Environmental Protection Agency. Allegedly, scientists were being censored. References to climate change were being erased. But all that was just a warm-up act. Before we could...

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Climate Change Is Now a Local Issue

Climate Change Is Now a Local Issue

It's not often that the physical world changes overnight. On January 20, though, it did. On that day — when Donald Trump was inaugurated — our national efforts to combat the causes of global warming were shelved, leaving Americans on their own to protect themselves...

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Why This Price Is Wrong

Why This Price Is Wrong

For most people, prescription drugs are a lifeline. For Representative Tom Price, Donald Trump's health secretary nominee, they're a source of profits. Indeed, hundreds of thousands of dollars in drug and health corporation investments line the pockets of the Georgia...

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All Women Deserve Access to Tampons, Period

All Women Deserve Access to Tampons, Period

For many women, getting a period for 3 to 8 days every month can be hellish — everything from bleeding, cramps, and fatigue to the humiliating march to the local store for tampons and pads. But these women are incredibly lucky compared to thousands of marginalized...

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