Who Decides if U.S. Troops Stay or Go?

A boy sits on a destroyed Iraqi tank near the border between Iraq and Kurdistan. Kurdish children painted the tank and pushed it to the border as a symbol of peace. Photo: AndrewStern.net IRAQ BY THE NUMBERS Estimated number of Iraqis killed so far in the war: 650,000...

U.S. Health Care

By IndyKids Staff Health care is a basic human right. The United States is the only industrialized nation that does not guarantee access to health care. Twenty-nine countries have a health care system that serves everyone.

Drug Company Sues India

By IndyKids Staff Novartis, a pharmaceutical (drug) company, is suing the country of India. India decided not to give Novartis a patent (ownership rights) for the drug Gleevec, which is for people with breast cancer. This means that any company can make the drug. If...

Polar Bears at Risk

By IndyKids Staff The ice on the North Pole has been melting fast over the last few years because global temperatures are rising. This has reduced the time that mother polar bears can feed themselves and their young. With no ice, there is no place for polar bears to...

Paying For Attention

By Abby Gross EVERY YEAR IN winter, families gather to watch the Super bowl, but not everyone watching is interested in football. In between fumbles and touchdowns, big companies like Frito-Lay, Pepsi and Volvo will pay over $2.5 million for just thirty seconds of...