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Military Pension Cuts Prove Hypocrisy of Republicans

Dale Hansen | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

The question the Republicans who are fighting to restore the cuts to military pensions really need to answer is, what makes all of these other brave men and women who work for the government less deserving of good pay, great benefits and public adoration?

Be Less Stupid: Don't Die While Driving

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Jon Hotchkiss

For the first time since 2005, the number of highway deaths rose year over year, according to the Dept. of Transportation. In 2012, there were 33,56...

New Orleans-Based Trial Assesses 2010 Gulf Spill Blame

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.02.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the March 4, 2013 edition.) A landmark environmental trial kicked off last week at United Sta...

Children On Farms: A Conceit Over Fatalities

Paul Schwennesen | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
Paul Schwennesen

By making it virtually impossible to be a young employee in agriculture, we drive the further exodus of youth from an agrarian way of life.

Contratistas Desaparecidos

David Isenberg | Posted 12.10.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

You will never see the PBS NewsHour listing any contractor among the periodic listings of those killed in Iraq or Afghanistan. Regardless of what you think of the utility of using PMSC such an attitude is just plain morally wrong.

The Texting-Crash Epidemic -- That Isn't?

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Philip N. Cohen

A new CDC report on fatal crashes among teenage drivers shows just what you would never expect with all the news and legislation concentrating on the ...

Grand Theft Auto 3: Rail City

Greg Selkoe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Greg Selkoe

This is the last of my 3 part installment of posts entitled Grand Theft Auto. In this post I will discuss inner city public rail transportation and automobile use in urban settings.

Grand Theft Auto 2: San Autodreas-Highspeed Fail

Greg Selkoe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Greg Selkoe

America, it is time to get serious about rail and stop getting our a** kicked by the rest of the world.

New SIGIR Detail on Private Contractors in Iraq

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Isenberg

Today the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGI) has released its latest (24th) Quarterly Report to Congress. For those intereste...

Swine Flu Death Toll Continues To Rise, Especially Among Children

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

With no signs of the H1N1 virus slowing down, the flu strain continues to hit children and teens in larger numbers than any other age group, and rese...

Battle Fatalities in the Fight Over Health Care Reform

Steven Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Waldman

More Americans died from Congressional inaction on health care than as a result of the first Gulf War, the Iraq War, the Afghanistan war, the 9/11 attacks, Hurricane Katrina and all of the nation's homicides -- combined.

Mia Farrow's Brother, a Suicide, Had Slammed Iraq War After Nephew Died

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

Patrick Farrow's connection to his famous sister drew headlines, but his name rang a bell for me for another reason: his nephew died in Iraq.

FBI Revisits 1982 Tylenol Death Case

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- FBI agents searched the home of a one-time leading suspect in the 1982 murders of seven people who swallowed tainted Tylenol as pa...

One Year Later: Heath Ledger's Tragic Overdose Death Reminds Us More Must Be Done

Isaac Skelton and Meghan Ralston | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Isaac Skelton and Meghan Ralston

Drug overdose now ranks as a leading cause of preventable death, second only to motor-vehicle accidents. Accidental overdoses killed more Americans last year than did firearms.

Food Crisis: A Regulatory Meltdown No Bailout Can Save

Andrew Kimbrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Kimbrell

The problems we face in food safety are familiar when viewing the unfolding financial crisis. We see cuts in agency budgets, weakening of regulations, and the fox being put in charge of the henhouse.