Rachel Maddow and the Huffington Post‘s Ryan Grim discuss how Republican politicians like New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) have engaged anti-vaxxers in recent days with their comments downplaying the significance of vaccinations, as the United States faces a growing measles outbreak.
There are not two equal sides here. There are not a number of compelling arguments that should be carefully considered. There is not room for debate. There is, in fact, a right answer to whether people should vaccinate their children, and that answer is yes. Public officials should understand that.
As a longtime advocate for quality child care, I was heartened to hear President Obama’s forceful words on the matter during his State of the Union address. It occurred to me that it had been more than 40 years since a U.S. president had so visibly addressed the issue—and on that occasion, the message had been very different.
After an Instagram photo that showed Kaleb and Kordale getting ready in the morning with their children went viral, the couple faced both praise and criticism. Nikon gave the men an opportunity to showcase their lives and show how their family is as ordinary as any family.
By sharing my story, I hope I can make other families in similar situations feel represented.
Feminism has led to lower divorce rates over the decades, because independent women have better marriages. Yet conservatives keep insisting that the struggle for equality is driving families apart.
North Carolina’s alarming infant mortality rate is a direct result of uninsured women not having access to quality health care. So why aren’t more advocates of Medicaid expansion talking about it?
Anyone who believes that adoption or foster care is a real solution to growing restrictions on reproductive rights is kidding themselves.
Dr. Dorothy Roberts is right: Incarceration of women “inflicts incalculable damage to communities …. [transferring] racial disadvantage to the next generation.”
The Milwaukee Healthy Beginnings Project had been funded through a federal grant as part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Healthy Start Initiative, which aims to reduce the nation’s infant mortality rate, in part through funding community-based programs.