As public advocates and political operatives ramp up for the 2004 presidential race, a fierce debate continues to rage at the Federal Elections Commission (FEC).

The Big Idea: Home Remedy

New York’s Medicaid program is breaking the state budget, and rising costs of prescription drugs are a major reason why. But we may have the power to buy our way out of the crisis.

Psychiatric Wards

Unlicensed psychiatric homes operate in the far-out corners of the city and below the radar of the state agencies charged to regulate them. Some are dirty and dangerous, others exemplary–and no one knows where else their residents can go.