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SCOTUS Furthers Right-Wing Agenda of Deconstruction of the Administrative State

By Marjorie Cohn / Truthout On June 28, the six reactionary members of the Supreme Court put a final nail in the coffin of Chevron v. Natural Resources Defense Council, in the companion cases of Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo and Relentless, Inc. v. Department of Commerce. By overruling Chevron, the court dramatically curtailed the power of federal agencies to interpret statutes […]

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Supreme Court Unanimously Concludes That Anti-abortion Groups Have No Standing to Challenge Access to Mifepristone – But the Drug Likely Faces More Court Challenges

Protest in support of protecting access to abortion. Photo from Wikimedia Commons by Matt Hrkac from July 9, 2022. By Naomi Cahn and Sonia Suter / The Conversation On June 13, 2024, the Supreme Court of the United States unanimously decided to uphold access to mifepristone, one of two pills used in medication abortion. Mifepristone has long been used safely […]

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Warren’s New Bill Makes Private Equity’s Death Grip on Hospitals a Crime

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren speaking with supporters at a campaign rally at Laney College in Oakland, California. Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons By Eileen Appelbaum / Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) Private equity’s entrance into health care since 2000 has been dramatic. […]

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Wins at the Ballot Box for Abortion Rights Still Mean Court Battles for Access

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Q&A: Undoing Abortion Rights Is Creating an Impact We Will ‘Feel for Decades’

March for Reproductive Rights. Photo from Wikimedia Commons by Louise Palanker from October 1, 2021. By Marissa Wright / PRISM A few days after the Supreme Court issued its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that rescinded the constitutional right to abortion, journalist Rebecca Traister explained the need for abortion stories: “Without people who have had abortions describing their realities,” […]

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I’m a Former Surgeon General and I Couldn’t Believe My $10k Medical Bill

By Jerome Adams / MedPage Today (Larry’s List) In a recent tweet that resonated with many, I shared my startling encounter with an unexpected medical bill of nearly $5,000 (originally $10,000). The incident shed light on a widespread issue that countless Americans face when grappling with the labyrinthine and often bewildering U.S. healthcare system. My Run-In With […]

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Arizona’s 1864 Abortion Law Was Made in a Women’s Rights Desert – Here’s What Life Was Like Then

Rosa Goodrich Boido, M.D. (b. 1870). Portrait photograph from a 1913 publication (Wikimedia Commons) By Calvin Schermerhorn / The Conversation Dora Juhl, a 15-year-old teenager, walked into Dr. Rosa Goodrich Boido’s obstetrical practice in Phoenix in January 1918. Juhl wanted to end her pregnancy. But abortion was illegal in Arizona. Boido, the city’s sole female […]