San Francisco's world-leading public health department is a byproduct of our multidecade fight against AIDS. The lessons we learned then are just as vital today.
"We’re not a shipping clerk,” Trump said last week. But in times of national crisis, that's exactly what the federal government needs to be.
Media has focused on the top-down, authoritarian response in Wuhan. But the way ordinary citizens handled the crisis should be replicated across the world.
Why debate the coronavirus bill currently before Congress? When Congress rushed through a massive stimulus plan in 2008, it ended up bailing out big businesses but not regular people.
Trump and his team made false claims to cover up their disastrous management of a crisis. And we're not talking about the coronavirus pandemic.
The coronavirus outbreak is a good time to ask why our leaders sat by as so much of the US pharmaceutical industry was shipped abroad.
Seeing companies make drastic changes to accommodate working remotely during the coronavirus outbreak is great — but it’s also frustrating for those of us who could have used those accommodations much sooner.
Why an old rule of thumb about the American economy no longer applies.
Governments with authoritarian tendencies will always overstep in times of mass fear. Don't let them.
There's a stunning lack of vision and ambition on display from someone who should be most familiar with the importance of both.
Voters don’t have to identify with Bernie Sanders to believe he’ll do the best job representing people like them — and people completely unlike them, too.
There are ways to beat Trump this November that don't require pretending to like the person running against him.
It's the last gasp of a political elite that’s been radically out of touch with the lives of normal people for most of the 21st century.
"It is frankly absurd that the issues that will be the biggest threats to our way of life in the 21st century weren’t debated."
I know from personal experience that it’s already very hard to get an abortion in Louisiana. The Supreme Court could make things even worse.
The southward expansion of US border enforcement has been happening for years. Now we're exporting Trump-era cruelty too.
We still struggle to tell fully human stories about the people we love — only heroes’ journeys or villains’ defeats.
I returned home for Christmas to find my country — and its consciousness — ablaze. What disasters will prompt similar reckonings elsewhere?
From the former Eli Lilly executive running the Health and Human Services Department to the pharma lobbyists designing health policy, Trump has embraced the swamp.
If you’re a lawmaker who wants to dramatically improve the lives of US workers, there's one reform that should be at the top of your to-do list.
Two giants of the progressive movement are leading candidates in the Democratic primary. It's a historic opportunity for the left.
"I felt for the first time in nine years that war criminals can die," said one Syrian exile in reaction to the killing of Qassem Soleimani.
Opinion: I'm A 13-Year-Old Aboriginal Boy, And This Is What I Told The “Boss Lady” Of The United Nations
Dujuan Hoosan from remote Australia writes about his meeting with “the boss lady of the United Nations” and the future he wants for Aboriginal kids.
The people of the Middle East live in a world where no one in power cares if they live or die. That's why they're angry.
Cities are struggling with congestion and pollution. And somehow, a pedestrian-friendly technology that addresses both problems remains illegal.
The tragedies are too numerous to list, and their enormity is even more alarming in hindsight.
Go ahead, ruin Christmas.
A new world of non-profit local journalism is reshaping the news. Here's 24 amazing stories it turned out in 2019.
Elizabeth Warren outlines how she'll begin the Green New Deal in the opening months of her presidency.
Donella Wilson was 108 years old when she died last year. She'd voted in every single election — primary and general — since winning the right to vote in 1947.