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BLOG: Why March for Science?

This Saturday's march is more than just a fun way to celebrate science. How many times per day does the average American rely on science? When you make your breakfast in the morning, we trust that what we bought at the grocery store is not infected with harmful bacteria or laced with toxic pesticides, thanks to the US Food and Drug Administration. When we commute to work in the morning, we trust that consumer protection agencies regulate that vehicles have…

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OPINION: Janus v. AFSCME threatens the strength of unions

  Don’t be fooled by anti-union rhetoric On one side of the pathway leading up to the U.S. Supreme Court, people wave signs that say “Stand With Workers.” On the other, people tout a banner “Stand Fight Unite.”  It’s hard to distinguish what exactly they’re disagreeing about, until you look a little closer at the signs that stay “Stand with Mark”—referring to Illinois State Employee Mark Janus, who has been aided by conservative donors to bring his case against his…

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Opinion: Protect Women’s Care

Happy International Women’s Day! Today, people around the world celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. And while we celebrate that, this special day is also to check in with how women fare in gender parity. And when it comes to healthcare, women aren’t doing so well. It’s no question that, under the current administration, healthcare for low-income and elderly people and people with preexisting conditions stand to lose a lot when it comes to Republicans repealing…