December will bring legislative, judicial scrutiny of Virginia’s restrictive health care regulations

By   /  November 26, 2015  /  Health Care, Issues, News, Power Abuse, regulations, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments


Two big deadlines are looming in the ongoing effort to fix Virginia’s health care laws.

It’s a fight that Mark Baumel has been engaged in for years.

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Roanoke City Council adopts ‘anti-corruption’ resolution

By   /  November 23, 2015  /  News, Politics & Elections, Virginia  /  No Comments

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Roanoke became the first Virginia city and the eighth locality nationwide to pass a local “anti-corruption” resolution backed by nonprofit Represent.Us.

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How one congressional investigation into a climate scientist is different from another

By   /  October 27, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, National, News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

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The questions surrounding climate scientist Jagadish Shukla are different than the complaints earlier this year about seven other scientists.

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Congress investigating scientist who advocated RICO use for climate change skeptics

By   /  October 20, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, National, News, Virginia  /  No Comments

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The Republican chairman of a committee on Capitol Hill demands information from climate scientist Jagadish Shukla of George Mason Unversity.

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Critics pound scientist who wants to use anti-Mafia laws to silence climate-change skeptics

By   /  October 16, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, National, News, Virginia  /  No Comments

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Jagadish Shukla signed a letter calling for RICO investigations into climate change debates. Now, Shukla’s own finances are getting looked at by Congress.

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RICO letter to Obama gets curiouser and curiouser

By   /  October 1, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Federal Government, Georgia, National, News, Virginia  /  No Comments

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Huh? A controversial letter that 20 climate scientists signed calling for a RICO investigation has been posted, taken down and re-posted as “inadvertent.”

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