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Regulatory Agencies

What Is Going On With Glyphosate? EPA's Odd Handling of Controversial Chemical

Carey Gillam | Posted 05.02.2016 | Science
Carey Gillam

The Environmental Protection Agency's ongoing risk assessment of the world's most widely used herbicide is starting to generate more questions than answers. On Monday, it also generated a giant "oops" from the EPA.

Open Letter to Speaker John Boehner

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 12.08.2013 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

I am writing to you in the deepest respect to your office and to you as a person of integrity and intelligence.

A 5-Part Plan for the President to Fight the Banks "Every Inch of the Way"

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 02.19.2012 | Politics
Dennis M. Kelleher

It is past time for the president to let his actions speak for him and they will speak louder than any of his words. That is what the American people are waiting for. That is also what the banks, Wall Street and their allies fear most.

Elise Foley

Senate Dems: GOP Cuts Would Cause Surge In Gas Prices | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With gas prices soaring, 45 Senate Democrats signed a letter on Tuesday urging GOP leaders to abandon their proposed cuts to the budget ...

Marcus Baram

'The Watchdog': GOP Seeks To Prohibit EPA Regulation Of Greenhouse Gases | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Welcome to our new blog, "The Watchdog," which will keep a close eye on regulatory agencies and how their actions impact the lives of everyday America...

The Ballad of the Tea Party Triumphant -- a Rhyming Rant

Jim Parry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jim Parry

VERSE: In this year 2030, I'm proud that I dwell In the land of the free and the home of "To hell With the government's paws In our life!" No more la...

Where's the Integrity in Financial Reform?

Anna Bernasek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Anna Bernasek

Without an honest, straightforward approach, financial reform isn't likely to do much good. Here are five gaping holes which spell trouble for the future:

16 Deaths Per Day - The Crisis Of Unsafe Workplaces

David Dayen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
David Dayen

Every day in America, 16 people die at work from employer negligence. That's the backdrop behind a new video and website seeking to highlight the often-neglected issue of worker safety.

Why Didn't the Enforcers Enforce?

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

Why would the government, charged with prosecuting white collar criminals who exploit our sacred financial institutions, fail so egregiously to pursue them with aggression and verve?

Bush Administration Made Complete Immunity for Negligent Corporations a Top Priority

Les Weisbrod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Les Weisbrod

In the past three years federal agencies, have engaged in a campaign to hand corporations a 'get-out-of jail-free' pass when their products have harmed consumers.

John McCain as a Hood Ornament

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bella DePaulo

The New York Times has William Kristol on its opinion page, and the Wall Street Journal now has Thomas Frank. What Kristol writes could be called scho...