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  • Needed: 20 Million Condoms

    Sexually transmitted disease infection rates are soaring, but who will wear a ribbon for chlamydia, syphilis or gonorrhea?

    Since 2013, there has been a 67% increase in gonorrhea infection rates, and experts are worried about its increasing antibiotic resistance.   Read More

  • Gun Laws 2018 Round-Up

    Have lawmakers decided thoughts and prayers aren’t enough?

    Weary of thoughts and prayers, citizen and corporate activists across the country made 2018 the year it became okay for even Republican governors to pass legislation restricting gun access. Since the February Parkland, Florida, high school shooting, 67 bills designed to keep guns out of dangerous hands have been signed into law in 27 states, including in 15 states with...   Read More

  • Big Sugar and Us

    Treating sugar-related disease costs the U.S. billions of dollars a year. So why do we subsidize sugar farmers and resist sugar taxes?

    It’s been a sweet year for Big Sugar. Coca-Cola, Pepsi-Cola and the American Beverage Association beat back sugary drink taxes and their proponents in California, Arizona and Washington. The American Sugar Alliance succeeded in retaining protections for sugar producers in the 2018 Farm Bill. And the USDA is allowing chocolate milk back into school cafeterias. Who are the losers? All...   Read More

  • The Violence in Our Backyard

    What’s the reality behind the rhetoric on the migrant caravan and the asylum crisis? We can do better.

    Between 2015 and 2018, the U.S. spent $2.6 billion on foreign assistance to Central America. Still, the Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala are among the deadliest places on earth. Governments are weak, and armed gangs operate with impunity. Mexican and Colombian drug cartels, under pressure from law enforcement at home, have relocated operations into the Northern...   Read More