McCain's Health Plan is 'Worse for Women'

John McCain's health care proposal would endanger women's access to health care coverage and would fail to fully cover women's health needs.

How to Reform Medicare and Lay the Basis for National Health Care

At the first presidential debate, Jim Lehrer asked the two candidates where they would need to cut back their campaign promises, given the financial crisis. John McCain took the opportunity to say he would do what Republicans always do, feed the military and starve social programs.

28 Votes: McCain's Record Against Veterans

In the first presidential debate John McCain professed love for veterans and insisted, 'They know I'll take care of them.' But his record is making many veterans doubt the basis for that claim.


Is Gov. Sarah Palin Short-changing Alaska's National Guard?

Should Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin do less campaigning and more governing? Some veterans of the Alaska National Guard returning home from the war zone may think so.

McCain's Health Plan: Costs More, Covers Less

John McCain is losing the health care debate. It is not just that his plan is a boondoggle for insurance companies or that it aims to demolish the employment-based health insurance system and force tens of millions of working families onto the individual insurance market.

Alternative Headache Relief

Many of us may be too dependent on over-the-counter painkillers to treat the occasional headache, especially given the side effects of such drugs. Ibuprofen can increase the risk of heart and circulation problems and is also tough on the digestive tract.

Doctors Back Obama on Health Care Plan

While the looming economic recession may have displaced the country's broken health care system and the Iraq war as the top concern for Americans in recent weeks, universal, affordable access to health care remains a vital issue for voters.

Patriarchy with a Woman's Face

The same day that Joe Biden was selected as candidate for the vice presidency by the Democratic Party, the campaign of John McCain reproduced several videos of Hillary Clinton sharply attacking Obama.


In Western Michigan, Obama Calls for 'Middle Class' Bailout

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Barack Obama emphasized the need to bail out working families not just Wall Street at a campaign stop here, Thursday, Oct. 2.

Vince Young and the NFL's Depression Denial

Your sports page may have recently induced an unpleasant sense of déjà vu. A pro football star, by all accounts, seemed caught in a spiral of depression.