A few of the recent pieces I recommend reading:
Amy Goldstein in The Washington Post: An experiment requiring work for food stamps is a Trump administration model
Nathalie Baptiste at Mother Jones: Trump Is Trying to Deport Haitian Immigrants. They’re Fighting Back.
German Lopez at Vox: A big new review of the evidence finds that prescription heroin works
Cynthia Greenlee at Columbia Journalism Review: Coverage of maternal health threats overlooks black expertise
Vann R. Newkirk II in The Atlantic: How Climate Change Is Challenging American Health Care
Sharon Lerner at The Intercept: PFOA and PFOS Cause Lower Sperm Counts and Smaller Penises, Study Finds