Jesse Virgil James

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Maciej Dakowicz's street photography – in pictures

'In Asia, I'm not discreet, I don't blend into the crowd,' says Maciej Dakowicz, a Polish photographer currently based in Mumbai. 'In many non-western countries, people don't mind being photographed, they even ask to be photographed,' he explains, 'although getting natural pictures can be difficult …

Photographer Captures Intimate Moments of Home Birth

For the past three years, Jackie Dives has been a doula, a person who provides physical as well as emotional support during childbirth. She started photographing home births almost by accident, she simply had her camera with her at the very first birth she attended. As she says, “Combining doula …

Latino Groups Urge California To Investigate Herbalife As A 'Pyramid Scheme' | Fox News

A coalition of Latino and African American civil rights organizations is urging the state of California to investigate Herbalife, a popular and controversial seller of nutritional products accused of being a pyramid scheme that takes advantage of minority communities.<p>The League of United Latin …

13 Staircases Worth the Climb (Photos)

Winding History<p>Looking at any major city today, it's hard to imagine a time without staircases. A new book takes a look at the winding history of …

New Portraits Chiseled Out of Walls by Vhils

Portuguese street artist Alexandre Farto, aka Vhils, is known for transforming old, worn down walls into incredibly lifelike, ephemeral portraits. The artist's unique form of sculpture relies on chipping and scraping away at the walls of old buildings. The result is a variation of colors and …

Art

Visually Striking Portraits Explore the Culture of Holy Sadhus

During his travels to Nepal and India, photographer Alexis Pazoumian became interested in the Sadhus–the holy men who choose to live separated from society in order to focus on a life of spiritual meditation and contemplation. In the project, entitled <i>Sadhu Hundred</i>, each subject exudes a peaceful, …

Art

Republicans Lost the Shutdown Battle, but They’re Winning the Fiscal War

If there’s one thing just about every­one can agree on, it’s that the Re­pub­lic­ans lost this fight — and badly. They sur­rendered on every point, …

Tea Party

Providing High-Quality Health Care to Americans Should Trump Politics

The shutdown today of large parts of the federal government is the harsh consequence of a dysfunctional Congress that’s unable to find enough common ground to secure the health and well-being of the country’s citizens.<p>The bitter partisan dispute, which caused the furlough of more than 800,000 …

Examining Day 1 of The Affordable Care Act | The Takeaway | WNYC

Despite the government shutdown, the Affordable Care Act is here. What will implementation really be like? Will there be challenges? How will the law …

The US healthcare paradox: we like the Affordable Care Act but fear Obamacare

President Obama's healthcare law is hated and loved by some so much that they are willing to shut down the government over it. I'm not sure I've ever seen so much passion over an issue about which so few (myself included) know as much as we should.<p>I wrote about this divide when Obamacare was in …

ObamaCare (Affordable Care Act) Is Not An Insurance Or Healthcare Problem

ObamaCare is coming and the world is ending! I’ve heard this for the last 3 years from Republicans and Democrats alike as universal healthcare comes into full affect. Universal healthcare is not the problem. Tax administration is the ObamaCare or Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s (“ACA”) …

The Affordable Care Act: What Parents of Kids With Autism Need to Know

<i>By Cecily Ruttenberg</i><p>Shopping for health insurance holds little of the same appeal as say, shopping for new shoes. But for parents of children with autism, the payoff could mean obtaining therapies that help their children make eye contact, communicate and dramatically improve their lives.<p>Despite …

Educating America's Waiting Rooms on the Affordable Care Act | The Takeaway | WNYC

Peter Nicks is the the director of "The Waiting Room," a documentary film and social media project that follows the life and times of patients and …

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Some Americans Say They Support the Affordable Care Act but Not Obamacare

The idea that ignorance is the root of much disagreement—that if Americans understood the healthcare law, more would support it—seems condescending, but not invalid.<p>"So you disagree with Obamacare?"<p><i>"Yes, I do."</i><p>"Do you think insurance companies should be able to exclude people with preexisting …

A Sick Job Market in Health Care

The medical industry’s employment growth disappears.<p>In another bit of grim news for the long-term prosperity of these United States, hospitals, …

Health Care

10 simple things to explain the Affordable Care Act

10 things that explain the Affordable Care Act<p>The Affordable Care Act is one of the most polarizing and least understood laws in the nation. This …

Americans in Need Will Save Obamacare From Itself

The majority of uninsured Americans want health insurance.<p>Much of the debate about the Obamacare rollout has centered on whether or not its early troubles will turn people off the idea that government can do big things well. But people do not turn to government programs because they believe in …

The Speaker Who Spoke for the Whole House

Tom Foley will go down as the most bipartisan speaker of modern times. And he paid for it, writes Eleanor Clift<p>There was a time when partisanship was …

Five Stories You'll Care about in Politics Next Week

It's a new era in Washington, but somehow it feels like an old era – members of Congress have skipped town, President Obama is calling for a new …

Tom Foley, A House Speaker Who Embraced Compromise And Comity

Former Speaker of the House Tom Foley was the product of far different times, yet his career in politics a generation ago still carries a message current congressional leaders might want to heed.<p>Foley came to Washington with new Democratic members elected on the coattails of Lyndon Johnson's …

Payback: Conservative group takes aim at Republican Mitch McConnell

Payback among some conservatives continued apace Friday, the fallout from the<p>budget dealthat brought thegovernment shutdownto an end this week even as it illuminated the sometimes competing ambitions of Republican factions.<p>The Senate Conservatives Fund on Friday endorsed a tea party challenger to …

Gay Marriage Comes to Chris Christie’s New Jersey on Monday

After a long fight, a conflicted governor told officials to get ready for Monday weddings. By Ben Jacobs.<p>Same-sex marriages will start to be …

Shutdown Is Wrapped Up, But Other Issues Are Starting To Unfold

The U.S. is back from the brink after a deal to reopen the government and lift the debt ceiling, but more crises may be on the horizon with a compromise budget due by mid-December and the federal government only funded through Jan. 15. Host Scott Simon speaks with NPR's senior Washington editor Ron …

Barack Obama: 'there were no winners' in government shutdown - video

The US president, Barack Obama, says the way the government runs in Washington needs to change. Speaking after a debt ceiling deal ended the government shutdown, Obama claims the Democrats and Republicans have a responsibility to American citizens to work together on issues they can agree on

Republican Civil War Over Shutdown Drama

Not a single Republican senator or congressman voted for the Affordable Care Act, but the standoff over the government shutdown may have done the one …

Domestic violence centers may not survive the next shutdown

Service providers worry that in 90 days, they could be denied grant money that helps keep their doors open<p>Deirdre Bannon<p>October 19, 2013 1:30pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on The Crime Report, the nation’s largest criminal justice news source.<p>While the 11th-hour vote reached by Congress …

Obama: Washington 'has to change' after shutdown and debt ceiling crisis

Barack Obama used his weekly address on Saturday to repeat his appeal for greater co-operation between political parties in Washington DC, in the aftermath of the government shutdown and national debt crisis. The president also restated his claim that despite the Republican climbdown that cleared …