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It shouldn’t take a village: on giving birth as a black woman in America
Giving birth as a black woman in America
From statements made about opioid use in Exit Wounds: A Survival Guide to Pain Management for Returning Veterans and Their Families, by Derek McGinnis, an Iraq War veteran. Exit Wounds is one of several…
In sickness, only: on mercy killings, and the crisis in our health care system
Are homicides among the elderly acts of mercy or malice?
The transgender community fights for health care
Will New York City finally tear down a statue?
When I was six, a pit bull tried to rip out my throat. I was walking down my parents’ oystershell driveway when the dog attacked me, probably because another dog,…
A tuberculosis crisis in the Black Belt
Is the beloved program on its last legs?
The chaotic, underfunded battle against the Islamic State
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