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Will California’s Medicaid expansion reach the ‘hardly reached’ in California’s far north?

In October, we traveled to Tulelake in California’s far northern Siskiyou County, to talk to undocumented farmworkers about their experience with health care. Across the board, in interviews with close to a dozen individuals, the response was near universal. 

VA launches new surgery initiative across the nation, a critical step to saving the lives of Veterans considering surgery

The Joint Commission and National Quality Forum announced VA’s Surgical Pause practice has been recognized with the prestigious John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award in the National Level Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality category for its innovative efforts resulting in improved health care outcomes of frail Veterans considering surgery.

Most of Russia’s opposition is either dead, in exile abroad or in prison at home. What happens now?

Alexei Navalny was asked four years ago what he’d tell Russians if he were killed for challenging President Vladimir Putin. “You’re not allowed to give up,” he told a documentary maker. “If they decide to kill me, it means we are incredibly strong and we need to use this power.”

How California political power could shift south – and to the left – after Feinstein

Younger, more liberal, more weighted to the south: California’s political demography is shifting, particularly as two of its political lions move off the stage. For generations, the Bay Area has punched above its weight in terms of influence, and California’s political position has grown up – and old – with it.

Exit from Afghanistan: The Fallout

The aforementioned article "Facing Afghan Chaos, Biden Defends Exit" and the letters to the editor shown below were first published in The New York Times on August 17th.

GOP hits Biden despite divides over Afghanistan withdrawal

When President Joe Biden announced he would stick to his predecessor's plan to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan, Republican reaction was mixed and largely muted. Foreign policy had become so contentious that the party's own leaders had no single position on the end of the nation's longest war.

Biden to address nation on deadly chaos in Afghanistan

President Joe Biden will address the nation on Monday about the U.S. evacuation from Afghanistan, after the planned withdrawal of American forces turned deadly at Kabul’s airport as thousands tried to flee the country after the Taliban’s takeover.

Pentagon to cut troop levels to 2,500 in Iraq, Afghanistan

Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller said Tuesday the U.S. will reduce troop levels in Iraq and Afghanistan by mid-January, asserting that the decision fulfills President Donald Trump’s pledge to bring forces home from America's long wars even as Republicans and U.S. allies warn of the dangers of withdrawing before conditions are right.

On 9/11, Trump consoles victims, has tough words for Taliban

Like his two most immediate predecessors, President Donald Trump marked the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks in a speech at the Pentagon and, like them, still unable to end America’s longest war, in Afghanistan.

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VA launches new surgery initiative across the nation, a critical step to saving the lives of Veterans considering surgery

The Joint Commission and National Quality Forum announced VA’s Surgical Pause practice has been recognized with the prestigious John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award in the National Level Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality category for its innovative efforts resulting in improved health care outcomes of frail Veterans considering surgery.

Most of Russia’s opposition is either dead, in exile abroad or in prison at home. What happens now?

Alexei Navalny was asked four years ago what he’d tell Russians if he were killed for challenging President Vladimir Putin. “You’re not allowed to give up,” he told a documentary maker. “If they decide to kill me, it means we are incredibly strong and we need to use this power.”

How California political power could shift south – and to the left – after Feinstein

Younger, more liberal, more weighted to the south: California’s political demography is shifting, particularly as two of its political lions move off the stage. For generations, the Bay Area has punched above its weight in terms of influence, and California’s political position has grown up – and old – with it.

President Biden expected back in California for more reelection fundraising this month

President Biden is planning a swing through Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area later this month to raise money for what is almost assured to be a rematch against former President Trump in the November election.
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