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A Hundred Years Later, the Fight Continues

On October 16, 1916, Margaret Sanger took a momentous stand for reproductive health when she opened the country's first birth control clinic.

By Claire Potter

A Plan That Can Help Millions

Hillary Clinton’s new plan for poor people isn’t huge, but it’s reasonable and practicable and would improve millions of lives.

By Peter Edelman

It won’t be long before soda tax debates go national.

How Much Should a Coke Cost?

By Nathan Pippenger

The Perils of a Partisan NLRB

Although recent decisions are worth celebrating, our labor rights are far too dependent on the political affiliation of National Labor Relations Board appointees. How did it come to this?

By Erik Loomis

Why Columbus Day Happened

Columbus brought about devastation for Native Americans. But the holiday is about more than the man himself—it's also about the struggle of generations of Italian Americans.

By William J. Connell