Harvard Law mum on invite to controversial lawyer

By   /  April 16, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Ethics, Judiciary, National, News  /  No Comments

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Controversial lawyer Steven Donziger will appear as a panelist Friday at Harvard Law School.

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Union bosses are lovin’ $15-an hour fast-food protests

By   /  April 16, 2015  /  Labor, National, News  /  No Comments


Labor bosses paid six figures led “Fight for $15″ strikes Wednesday, trying to unionize fast-food workers by demanding a $15 minimum wage.

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Surprised solar customers find themselves with liens

By   /  April 15, 2015  /  Arizona, California, Energy and Environment, National, News  /  No Comments

Photo courtesy of Jeff Leeds

Jeff Leeds says installing SolarCity’s panels on the roof of his home in the Northern California city of El Granada was the sorriest day of his life.

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The case for a new holiday: Inside the first ever Freedom Day celebration

By   /  April 14, 2015  /  Accountability, Federal Government, First Amendment, Free Speech, National, News, Politics & Elections, State Government  /  No Comments

Photo by Eric Boehm

With apologies to Sara Lee: nobody doesn’t like freedom.

But do Americans appreciate and understand their freedom enough? Frayda Levy thinks not, and wants to make sure people take time, once a year, to appreciate the uniquely American experience of it all.

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Should North America create its own version of OPEC?

By   /  April 14, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, National, News  /  No Comments

Photo courtesy of Breitling Energy

A hard-charging oil executive based in Dallas wants to see the U.S., Mexico and Canada team up to form a North American counterpart to OPEC.

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Federal crop insurance bloats costs, plays favorites

By   /  April 14, 2015  /  California, Government Waste, National, News, Oregon, Virginia, Washington  /  No Comments

EATING THE COSTS: Federal crop insurance serves as a subsidy for some farmers, while excluding others.

Getting government out of the crop insurance business would save consumers nearly $1 billion a year.

A new study finds that the federal subsidy system is costing Americans more than they might pay in higher food prices.

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