Thursday, September 19, 2019

Big Food and Hotel Giants Trying to Peddle Plastic ‘Authenticity’

More and more businesses across the country are adopting an attitude providing a buy-local, un-corporate, anti-chain alternative for customers. But beware of the corporations that are playing the profitable imitation game—don't be duped.

Famine and Government Neglect in Ethiopia

Donor countries also have a long-term responsibility to the people they purport to support. To this end the governments of Britain, America and the European Union must ensure that the Ethiopian government put in place visionary plans to mitigate the impact of any future drought.

How The National Review Pushed A Lie Into The Supreme Court Contraception Case

Prior to oral arguments, the National Review falsely alleged that a leading expert on religious liberty law had "retracted" his support for the government's position. This falsehood was then apparently referred to during oral arguments.

CBO’s Obamacare predictions: How accurate?

CBO did better than the White House would have you believe.

Top cancer researcher fails to disclose corporate financial ties in major research journals

A senior official at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has received millions of dollars in payments from companies that are involved in medical research. His omissions expose how weakly conflict-of-interest rules are enforced by journals.

Pipeline blast that killed one under investigation by national safety board

House Democrats called for an investigation this week citing their concerns that this was the “third major incident on Colonial’s system in just over a year and the seventh in less than five years.”

Alarming levels of glyphosate found in popular American foods

The groups that released the report are calling for a permanent ban on the use of glyphosate as a pre-harvest drying agent because of the residue levels.

3 things you can do to help avoid climate disaster

Hint: Putting solar panels on your house and walking to work are not on the list.

STUDY: How TV news ignores the prescription drug price problem

A Media Matters review of weekday evening news coverage reveals the evening programs largely ignored the problem of escalating prescription drug prices.

Thousands of Native American children will lose health insurance

If Children’s health is no longer funded (because Congress did not reauthorize the legislation) then the Indian Health Service will have to make up the difference.