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What Cuba Can Teach Us About Health Care

September 19, 2017 - 00:00
Even Trump supporters agree we can learn something from the country’s universal, low-cost health care system. It’s that good.
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How a Free Grocery Store Is Cutting Food Waste—and Hunger

September 12, 2017 - 00:00
Each weeknight, The Free Store redistributes up to 1,500 surplus food items to anyone who wants them—no questions asked.
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An Easier Way to Get to Universal Health Care

August 22, 2017 - 00:00
Now is the time to push for better health care. Here are three modest, winnable first steps.
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Locals and Tribes March Together to Oppose Construction of Natural Gas Plant

August 15, 2017 - 00:00
The construction of the Puget Sound Energy facility is already underway in Washington state, and it has locals worried about the health and safety of their community.
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Fight Fascism With a Dance Party

August 11, 2017 - 00:00
Where fascism aims to instill fear, joy is the perfect resistance.
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The More Education, the Wider the Gender Pay Gap—Wait, What?

August 7, 2017 - 00:00
Seattle women make less than men, but especially those with advanced degrees.
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A Manual for the New Era of Activist

August 4, 2017 - 00:00
Movement-building approaches from the civil rights era get a 2017 update.
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Medicaid Survived the Health Care Battle—Now Let’s Give It to Everyone

July 31, 2017 - 00:00
We should ditch employer-provided insurance. Administrative costs for Medicaid are nearly half of the cost of private sector plans. Yes, half.
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College Was Once Free and For the Public Good—What Happened?

July 20, 2017 - 00:00
Students didn’t have to worry about tuition and debt until higher education became more about personal gain than contributing to society.
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Nearly Half of Trump Supporters Want Republicans to Work with Democrats to Improve ACA

July 19, 2017 - 00:00
And the majority of the Senate wants to work together, find common ground, and move on. That’s called governing.
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The Trick to Make Capitalism Help Solve Climate Change

July 12, 2017 - 00:00
The best step any nation can take toward mitigating climate change is a revenue-neutral carbon fee. Here’s how it works.
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How We Can Transition to a “Bottom Up” Economy

July 6, 2017 - 00:00
Three ways to rewire the economy for equality and ecological sustainability.
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Why Coastal Tribes Are Growing Clam Gardens That Look Like Asian Rice Fields

July 6, 2017 - 00:00
All along the Pacific Northwest, tribes have been forced to close productive shellfish farming areas due to pollution. But they’ve got a plan.
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Thanks to Amazon, Brick-and-Mortar Stores Have Lost 295K Jobs

June 29, 2017 - 00:00
And 32 other facts you should probably know.
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Trumpcare Is Not the Health Plan We Need (but Neither Is the ACA)

June 27, 2017 - 12:00
Under both GOP plans, we’ll have high costs, spotty coverage, and ad hoc solutions—which we have enough of already.
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Call for Submissions: How Can Our Economy Spark Joy?

June 27, 2017 - 00:00
Send us your ideas by August 18.
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Resistance That Won’t Quit: A Timeline of the Keystone XL Pipeline

June 15, 2017 - 00:00
Despite a Trump executive order undoing nearly nine years of defiance, the story of the-pipeline-that-won’t-die isn’t over.
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After Coal, a Small Kentucky Town Builds a Healthier, More Creative Economy

June 6, 2017 - 00:00
A complex network of local organizations helps neighbors support one another as they rebound from a dying industry.
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