Health Insurance

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2014

    Rightbloggers Go to Holy War for Hobby Lobby, Against Abortion Pills, Lady Judges

    Well, the Hobby Lobby lawsuit somehow made it all the way to the Supreme Court, where the glue and glitter chain's arguments, and those of other religious employers, that providing health care that might tempt their employees into pregnancy-free sex was against their religion, were put forward last ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2013

    New York Senate Drops the Ball on Gender Identity Discrimination Bill

    How many times can New York state lawmakers kick the can down the road on important housing and employment discrimination laws before they get legislator's toe? Probably many, is a fair guess. And they had at least one big punt left in them this past weekend. Just before the Senate adjourned until ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Gingrich 'Wounds' Romney; Latinos Demand Solutions from Obama

    Newt Gingrich badly wounded Mitt Romney in the South Carolina primaries. Now, Romney has to revive his campaign in Florida -- or risk losing the Republican ticket, the Spanish-language daily reports. The three distinct winners in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina prove Republicans' uncertaint ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    Pelosi, Boehner, Bachus, Hastert, Other Congressional Reps Traded Stock On Inside Tips, But It's All Legal (!?!)

    ​Ever wonder why Congress seems so willing to help bail out the financial industry? Well, a 60 Minutes report on Sunday says that lawmakers purchased stock in companies while involved in debates on Capitol Hill about bills that would affect those companies. Conflict of interest? Just a teensy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Barie Shortell Talks About Being the Victim of Gay Bashing

    ​Barie Shortell, a 29-year-old resident of Williamsburg, was brutally attacked by a gang of teenagers yelling anti-gay slurs last month, shortly after getting off the L Train. Unlike another recent victim, Anthony Callao, Shortell survived his attack, but with injuries that required more than ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    Week in Review: THIS CAN'T BE GOOD!!

    Figured this one deserved an encore.​In the week Aimee Mann heard the phrase "Eat a hot bowl of dicks" for the first time, we made suggestions for her inevitable reconciliation with Ice-T, whose acting she at first did not sufficiently respect. Perhaps it'll involve Key Largo, Jon Brion, "Cop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    Q&A: Marisa Acocella Marchetto on Cancer Vixen, Her Fund, and FREE Mammograms This Friday

    ​ The Cancer Vixen herself. Photo by Jeremy Balderston. When graphic novelist Marisa Acocella Marchetto was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004, she didn't have health insurance. But she had supportive friends and doctors, a good strong will -- and a creative outlet that also helped get her ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    So You Wanna Work at the New Yorker?

    Daniel Baum, the former New Yorker staff writer, is currently Twittering the story of his hiring and firing by the magazine for which everybody on the planet would like to work. Topics discussed: New Yorker contract rates, health insurance, how one comes to write for the mag, and, once there, how th ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 22, 2009


    Free bicycles? What's the catch?

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2008

    Oscar to Sicko: The Moore The Merrier

    Michael Moore's Sicko has been nominated for a Best Documentary Oscar—no booing this time—so Harvey Weinstein threw a gala lunch at the Four Seasons, where he and the filmmaker fell over each other with so much mutual mwah-ing they might need more health insurance. But Moore admitted they hit a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2005

    Transit Union Strikes a Deal

    By 37 to four Tuesday night, leaders of the union that staged a three-day strike against the New York City transit system last week agreed to accept a new contract from the MTA. The workers got the same wage increases included in the MTA's "final offer" before last week's transit strike, but without ... More >>

  • News

    December 6, 2005
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    June 8, 2004

    Awkward Kerry, Hopeless Bush

    The candidates' pitiful pitch for single women

  • News

    April 8, 2003

    The Big Enchilada

    Multi-Billion-Dollar City Deal Raises Conflict Questions

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    December 24, 2002
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    July 2, 2002

    Emergency Landing

    They Come to New York Needing Second-Trimester Abortions. An Underground Network Keeps Them Safe.

  • NYC Life

    October 3, 2000

    NYU's Labor Pains

    The UAW Organizes Grad Students

  • News

    February 15, 2000
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    January 25, 2000
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    July 6, 1999

    The Body Impolitic

    Jesse goes To The Mat

  • News

    December 29, 1998
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    October 27, 1998

    Out of the Garret

    A new study examines the real economic life of artists

  • News

    October 13, 1998

    Damaged Care

    'if you're having a heart attack, please press 2...'