Prior to the OSH Act, workplace safety was a concept only familiar to those with a good union or an unusually goodhearted boss. There was no law saying your employer had to send you home every day in one piece. The OSH Act changed that.
If you've ever opened a credit card, rented a car or engaged in any number of other routine interactions with big corporations, you've probably had to sign away your right to go to court or band together in a class action with other customers.
The bill will fail to help the people most severely marginalized in current systems, damage the long-term prospects of Africa's economy, and become a lost opportunity for the fight against climate change.
The victories of both Schwarzenegger and Ventura do have one very important lesson to teach, one that so far is mostly being ignored by most everyone in the political world. The lesson might be phrased: "Strange things happen when the political and entertainment worlds collide."
Some conservative political leaders want you to believe that gay men are a threat to children. They choose to turn away from actual problems facing kids in American schools. In doing so, they are perpetuating the obstacles that LGBT youth must face every day.
It was some really bad ribs that inspired John Markus to become a decorated pitmaster and one of the most influential people in barbecue.
In the seventh year of his presidency, Barack Obama is being forced to defend himself against the unusual charge that he's not progressive -- or at least not progressive enough. Forget that in the past critics have called him a socialist.
If America is serious about effectively educating the millions of disadvantaged children in its lowest-achieving schools, it must transform these schools so that they engage their students' interests and effectively teach them a challenging curriculum.
Sec. John Kerry slams climate change deniers in government; More whistleblowers corroborate a Florida ban on 'climate change'; Solar energy is booming, in the good, non-explosive, jobs-creating kind of way
Corn & Christie debate the need for auto safety regulation on 50th of Unsafe at Any Speed (consensus yes) & for Net Neutrality (split decision). Also, do Bill-O's "war stories" matter since he's a) an influential public figure or b) a smug, blustery braggart as his business model?
I have a feeling that Jon Stewart, with his ersatz Ph.D. from Comedy Central (and no student debt), might like to get on the field of real news and journalism, at least the televised kind, and do something to solve those problems, both the country's and the conflictinator's.
In coming weeks, we can expect the Republican-controlled Congress to push two Obamacare bills that would hike profits for some businesses. What we can't expect, from either Republicans or Democrats, unfortunately, is any effort to help families, even those with insurance, to stay out of bankruptcy court because of mounting medical bills.
The new year demands predictions. As those demands must be satisfied, here are mine: 1. President Barack Obama will be blamed for everything, from pe...
Can a single piece of legislation really save our country millions every year, and at the same time improve the care of those with mental illness? It sounds too good to be true, but it is not.
For those candidates who took the Elizabeth Warren message and stayed strongly with it throughout their campaign, they didn't fade and they won tough races, or races that could have been a lot tougher if they had faltered.
Democratic partisans spread the blame around: President Obama, party leaders, lethargic blue voters, and a hostile media. Nonetheless, there are five elementary lessons to be learned from the debacle.