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Republican or Democrat, the Key to Curing Cancer Is Working as a Team

February 11, 2016

Prior to the 1960s, the idea of man landing on the moon seemed impossible. Our feet were planted firmly on the ground with the moon visible, but so far out of reach. Yet, as a country, we made it there. Now, President Obama has announced the creation of the White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force,… Read More

Firefighters Get Valuable New Resource for Fighting Worker’s Comp Claims

February 10, 2016

“Sometimes, guys look at it as a badge of honor to have the soot and the dirt on their gear. It looks cool, or whatever they think. But what they really need to know is every time they put that gear on, they’re exposing themselves again.” New Hampshire firefighter Russ Osgood knows the dangers of… Read More

$889 Million Dollars Later, The Koch Brothers Will Have Their President

February 9, 2016

Before 1980, David Koch was just like any other millionaire. The businessman controlled an expanding corporate empire and had more money than he knew what to do with. Still, all of the wealth and power wasn’t enough: David wanted to get into politics. In the 1980 election, Koch ran for vice president on the Libertarian… Read More

St. Louis’s Infamous Arch Riddled with Asbestos?

February 5, 2016

Construction workers in St. Louis, Missouri cut into asbestos piping on November 3rd while building an underground museum for the infamous Gateway Arch, St. Louis’s most modern and expensive landmark. When contractors discovered the asbestos piping, the work site was closed down and remained closed until a thorough battery of testing revealed that it no… Read More

World Cancer Day Kicks off 3-Year Campaign on February 4th

February 4, 2016

On February 4th, World Cancer Day, people from all around the globe will unite in the battle against a disease which has taken so much from so many. Organized by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), the mission of World Cancer Day is to, “save millions of preventable deaths each year by raising awareness… Read More

Opposed on All Fronts, FACT Act Unlikely to Become Law

February 3, 2016

Tomorrow, the Senate Judiciary Committee will vote on the Fairness in Class Action Litigation and Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act (H.R. 1927). If passed, it will go to President Obama for a signature. This mashed-together bill passed through the House a month ago and combines the Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act (H.R 526) with… Read More

Hospital Mergers and Monopolies Put Pressure on Patients

February 2, 2016

In 2016, both individuals and businesses can expect to spend more on health care as insurers and providers negotiate the costs of expanding coverage under the Affordable Care Act. In Massachusetts, The Boston Globe has reported that, over the past decade, rising health care costs have outpaced the incomes of families, with some premiums rising… Read More

Obama Promises to Veto FACT Act and Protect Asbestos Victims

February 1, 2016

The huge corporations tied to the asbestos industry and their Republican puppets in Congress have won a battle, but they won’t win the war. President Obama is making sure of that. The House of Representatives recently passed the “Fairness in Class Action Litigation and Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act of 2015” (H.R. 1927) with… Read More

Trump’s Hypocrisy on Supporting 9/11 First Responders Shows Lack of Integrity

January 29, 2016

It’s been a whole year of this, and from the get-go it was clear: Donald Trump is the reigning king of talk. His blustering, unabashed rhetoric taps into a pervasive anger among many Americans while still managing to sidestep any concern for detail or specifics. Like a tyrant or a warlord from another era, Trump… Read More

Jon Stewart Joins 9/11 First-Responder Honored with Key to the City

January 28, 2016

Retired New York firefighter, Ray Pfeifer spent his 27-year career fighting the blazes to save lives day after day. Then, on and after September 11th, he searched for months through the World Trade Center rubble for survivors and, eventually, the remains of his fellow firefighters and other victims. Pfeifer’s battle didn’t end in the dust… Read More