Commentary: Regulation and Democracy


Americans have a noted ambivalence about their relationship to government.  At times, government is used as the vehicle to achieve the collective values of the country, providing More...

Southern Oregon’s GMO-free ballot initiative faces stiff opposition


A county ballot measure seeking to ban genetically modified organism seed in southern Oregon is attracting opposition throughout the state and from donors outside the state. Measure More...

Idaho lawmaker advances bill to nullify EPA’s regulations


A Republican state legislator from Idaho has authored a bill that would nullify Environmental Protection Agency regulations throughout the state.  Rep. Paul Shepherd introduced More...

Detroit files plan to emerge from bankruptcy

Detroit files plan to emerge from bankruptcy (via AFP) The city of Detroit filed a plan Friday to emerge from the biggest municipal bankruptcy in US history and reverse a decades-long More...

NJ Supreme Court disciplines judge

NJ Supreme Court disciplines judge for aiding girlfriend (via The New Jersey Supreme Court has disciplined a state judge for asking the Nutley school board to help pay More...

Commentary: Regulation and Democracy


Americans have a noted ambivalence about their relationship to government.  At times, government is used as the vehicle More...

What soft drink taxes are really about

What soft drink taxes are really about -- By Grant David Gillham

Throughout history, governments always want money, lots of it. Our modern day elected officials are no exception. More...

Clinton, Polls Targeted As Republicans Revive Scandals

Republicans are reviving well-worn political scandals as they bid to seize control of Congress in mid-term...

President Barack Obama Obama To Hit California Fundraising Trail

President Obama heads west on Wednesday for a three-day California trip devoted largely to campaign fundraising....

Politics in Illinois: The broom of the system

BRUCE RAUNER, a wealthy venture capitalist, won the Republican primary in Illinois last week. This sets...

Timber tax bill submitted in Oregon Legislature


A new bill introduced in February to the Oregon State Legislature would create a severance tax on timber production More...

Duke Raked Over the Coals for 35 Million Gallon Ash Spill

WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina, February 26, 2014 (ENS) – An estimated 35 million gallons of arsenic-contaminated water and ash has spilled into..

Obama Warns Canada, Mexico on Climate Impacts of Keystone XL

TOLUCA, Mexico, February 20, 2014 (ENS) – Without revealing any decision, President Barack Obama Wednesday made his strongest statement to date..

Lawmakers Want GAO To Study Federal Employee Morale

Lawmakers want GAO to study federal employee morale (via Federal Daily) Three House Democrats have asked the More...

Can An Employer Test for Nicotine?

You have rights, but so do businesses. Columnist David Lazarus answers this consumer question in a one-minute video. For more:

Bill would let VA secretary fire SES employees

The chairman of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs introduced a bill that would give the secretary of the Department of..

Does Aereo’s Internet TV service violate network copyright? SCOTUS to decide

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether Aereo violates network copyrights when it uses miniature antennas to transmit TV..

Health Insurance Exchange

Law professor sees trouble brewing along the Health Insurance Exchange horizon, but is the sky falling?

What will happen across Main Street and Corporate America if public health insurance exchange (HIX) enrollment for 2014 ends..

Pimp sues Nike for $100 million

A Portland, Ore., pimp sentenced to 100 years in prison for beating a john with his shoe sued Nike for failing..