Saturday, June 3, 2023

Tag: congressional staffers

A Quiet Corporate Coup on Capitol Hill

Congressional staffers have gained a lot of control and influence over legislation and corporate lobbyists have long understood this. Flattery and gifts have become a way for lobbyists to get what they want in terms of political gain.

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The Hard Hat Riot: A forgotten flashpoint in America’s culture wars

The Hard Hat Riot had immediate political consequences—a seminal  moment in America’s culture wars.

The compulsion to intervene

Americans profess to care about the sacrifices of those who serve the nation in uniform. Why don’t we care enough to keep them from harm in the first place?

Like tobacco and Big Oil, secret docs show chemical companies knew PFAS dangers

"The industry used several strategies that have been shown common to tobacco, pharmaceutical, and other industries to influence science and regulation—most notably, suppressing unfavorable research and distorting public discourse."

The debt ceiling debacle is NOT a ‘partisan standoff’

Did Republicans alone manufactured this looming disaster?

Countries introduce legislation to ban or restrict vapes

Vaping has become popular among youth, but comes with an environmental impact.