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Nurses need to be listened to, not blamed

By Suzanne Gordon

Stop blaming nurses for the potential spread of Ebola.

Citizens United Should Be Overturned Five years After

by Brian Gilmore

Five years after the Citizens United decision, it is time to overturn it.
The U.S. Supreme Court handed down the 5-4 judgment on Jan. 21, 2010. It ruled, in essence, that corporations had the same First Amendment rights as persons and that they could spend as much money as they wanted on elections. Not only was the decision constitutionally suspect, it has also proven to be disastrous for the country.

Once Upon a Time, the Supreme Court Upheld Civil Rights

by Orson Aguilar

Fifty years ago, on Dec. 14, 1964, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously rejected a legal challenge to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, making possible half a century of progress toward fairness and justice.
It’s hard to picture the current justices doing the same.
The case was called Heart of Atlanta Motel v. U.S. A motel owner in Georgia wanted to keep discriminating against black patrons, arguing that the Constitution did not allow the federal government to prohibit private discrimination.

Five Reforms Needed to Prevent Another Ferguson

by Brian Gilmore

Michael Brown should not have died in vain. We must take specific steps to ensure that this tragedy doesn’t keep repeating itself.
Here are five reforms we need to make.

Obama's Immigration Order Saves Families Such as Mine

by Angie Trudell Vasquez

When I heard President Obama discuss his executive order on immigration, I thought of my grandmother.
Growing up, I did not know that my father’s mother was undocumented. I did not understand that her place in my life was tenuous or ever in jeopardy.
My father was born in the United States, and so were his two brothers. She was all my father and his brothers had against the cruel Iowa winters, against homelessness, against the entire world.

Dow Chemical Refuses Bhopal Responsiblity Three Decades Later

By Amitabh Pal

It’s been 30 years since the Bhopal disaster, but the U.S. company responsible for it has still not made adequate amends.
On Dec. 3, 1984, a gas leak at a pesticide plant owned by Union Carbide, a U.S. multinational, in the central Indian city of Bhopal caused the deaths of several thousand residents within a matter of days. Over the past three decades, more than 20,000 people have lost their lives. Hundreds of thousands of Bhopal residents have experienced health problems.