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Chemical industry-funded senators want to hide chemical industry funding of studies

Republican lawmakers who are trying to change research disclosure rules to hide corporate influence received more than $150,000 in campaign contributions from chemical companies who stand to benefit from the change. Corporations may already submit studies they’ve paid for themselves as evidence in court or during congressional debate, but they…

Really, it’s not about the money, it’s about class warfare

There’s something darkly literal about the way this whole story about Wal-Mart’s overblown hatred of OSHA has played out, in that in their attempts to squash the little guy, an actual human life was taken by being trampled to death. If you recall the horrible story, a Wal-Mart employee was…

Bush, OSHA, and chopped body parts at poultry plants

Ain’t that America. A news segment from Bill Moyers’ Journal on PBS this past week exposed how poultry workers in the Carolinas are losing their body parts. And, how Bush’s administration had a hand in it. The segment was based on what reporters from the Charlotte Observer found after launching…

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