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Nurses need to be listened to, not blamed

By Suzanne Gordon

Stop blaming nurses for the potential spread of Ebola.

Bush and Rubio are failing with their constituents

by Paul Ortiz

Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio are being caught wrong-footed in their own backyard.
GOP presidential contender Donald Trump recently did the unthinkable, taking his campaign to the heart of enemy territory in Florida, home of Bush and Rubio. Amid thousands of adoring fans gathered at the Trump National Doral Miami resort, he told his audience: “I’m winning Florida! I’m beating Bush and Rubio!”

Voting rights are under attack nationwide

By Starita Smith

Voting rights are under assault across the United States.
The shutting down of 31 driver’s license offices in Alabama, many of them in predominantly black areas, is the latest and most egregious attack. Just a year ago, a new state law made it compulsory for voters to possess photo IDs. Hillary Rodham Clinton has rightly called the closings “a blast from the Jim Crow past.”

People should be able to live in their neighborhoods

by Angie Trudell Vasquez

People with modest incomes shouldn’t be pushed out of gentrifying areas.
Renters all across the country are finding it harder to find affordable places to live, and homeowners are getting hit with high property values. Their areas have become gentrified and hence attractive to developers who see that building high-priced condos will help them turn a quick profit regardless of the cost to the current residents.

We need to overhaul our leave policies

By Raina J. Johnson

One hundred and seventy-seven.
That’s the number of countries in the world that have some laws on the books for paid maternity leave or family medical leave insurance. The United States is not among them.
For centuries, America has lagged in ensuring that people are able to spend time with their families when it’s most needed. The time is long past to fully address our family and medical leave crisis.

Immigrant workers deserve a break

by Lydia Zepeda

If there is one common language across the food system in America, from the fields to the dishwashing rooms, it is not English, it is Spanish.
Immigrants from Mexico and Central America are an integral part of U.S. agriculture. They work in food processing and slaughterhouses; they are milkers and cheesemakers; they prepare and serve food.