Those Poor “Single-Digit Millionaires”

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By Aaron Jordan, Alliance for Justice Peter Thiel has said many things people might find objectionable. Last month, Thiel stated, “If you are a very talented person, you have a choice: You either go to New York or you go to Silicon Valley.” Only one problem—he was in Chicago when...
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Poultry Industry’s Underreporting of Workplace Injuries Fouls BLS Injury Data

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By Deborah Berkowitz, National Employment Law Project Last week, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released employer-reported data on workplace injuries and illnesses for 2015 that substantially understate the injury rate in the poultry processing industry and obscure the harsh and hazardous...
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EPA Proposes to Re-Approve Combination Herbicide Enlist Duo

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By Sylvia Fallon, Natural Resources Defense Council Nearly a year after EPA asked a court to withdraw the agency’s registration of Enlist Duo, a new herbicide that combines glyphosate and 2,4 D, the agency now says it wants to maintain the registration and expand it to additional states and...
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A New Presidency, A New Opportunity for Science

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By Gretchen Goldman, Union of Concerned Scientists Throughout its history, the US has benefited by applying science to public policy making. As national challenges become more complex, we rely on the federal government’s use of science to keep us safe and healthy. Science informs the safeguards...
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The Nitty-Gritty Details About the Big Privacy Win at the FCC

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By Guarav Laroia, Free Press Last week, internet users won a huge victory for online privacy at the FCC. At its October meeting, the Commission took a tremendous stride forward and voted 3–2 to adopt broadband-privacy rules. As we’ve written, these rules stand on the same legal foundation as...
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