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West Texas Explosion

When You Cheapen One Life, You Cheapen Every Life

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

It's a platitude: Every human life is precious. But there are tables, spreadsheets and models based on the opposite belief, that human lives have variable and quantifiable value. 

GOP, Chamber of Commerce and Fox News: Did They Play a Role in the Fertilizer Plant Deaths?

Art Levine | Posted 06.26.2013 | Green
Art Levine

The evidence is now overwhelming that lax enforcement was abetted by the seven state and Federal agencies that looked the other way or failed to see its 270 tons of potentially explosive ammonium nitrate.

What If They Blew Up a Small Town in the Heartland? (And Nobody Cared?)

Kevin McDonough | Posted 06.25.2013 | Entertainment
Kevin McDonough

It may seem insensitive, at the very least, to evoke Ghostbusters while discussing a tragedy that claimed at least 15 lives. But it's worth thinking about how much our political/entertainment culture has ridiculed and feminized the impulse towards regulation and safety.

Boston, Texas and Corporate Criminal Justice

Ralph Nader | Posted 06.25.2013 | Business
Ralph Nader

The Boston Marathon bombings killed three and injured more than 180. The West, Texas industrial explosion killed at least 14 and injured more than 180. Guess which one drew the greater media and law enforcement response?

Obama Honors Texas Explosion Victims At Memorial

Reuters | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics

By Tim Gaynor WACO, Texas, April 25 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will assume a familiar role consoling family and friends of di...

Bush: Boston Bombings Brought Back 9/11 Concerns

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics

Former President George W. Bush opened up about last week's Boston Marathon bombings on Wednesday, describing how the news brought back feelings he ex...

Obama Orders Flags At Half Staff For Texas

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama issued a presidential proclamation Wednesday ordering all flags in Texas to be flown at half-staff in honor of those who died i...

Owner Of Deadly Texas Plant Sued

Reuters | Jim Forsyth | Posted 04.24.2013 | Business

April 23 (Reuters) - The owner of a fertilizer plant that exploded last week killing 14 people and destroying dozens of homes and an apartment complex...

Connected by Catastrophe

Craig Ing | Posted 06.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Craig Ing

Why don't we go out of our way, disrupt our daily routines, and demonstrate compassion more frequently? What is it that makes it so difficult?

Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion Update

Michael Warbux | Posted 06.18.2013 | World
Michael Warbux

In West, Texas, a fertilizer plant exploded last night killing 5-15 people and leaving 100-170 people injured. The explosion is speculated to be cause...

Obama Offers Support, Prayers After Texas Explosion

Reuters | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 18 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama offered his prayers for the victims of an explosion at a fertilizer plant in the town of Wes...