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Texas Fertilizer Plant Lacked Regulatory Oversight

What Went Wrong in West, Texas — and Where Were the Regulators? Photo by www,businessinsider. A week after a blast at a Texas fertilizer plant killed at least 15 people and hurt more than 200, authorities still don’t know exactly why the West Chemical and Fertilizer Company plant exploded. Here’s what we do know: The […]

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Terrorists in the Executive Boardroom

The Real Terrorists are the Corporate Execs Who’ve Bought the Regulators Reprint of Dave Lindorff in Nation of Change The way I see it, we had two acts of terrorism in the US this week. The first took place at the end of the historic Boston Marathon, when two bombs went off near the finish […]

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Hypocrisy in Congress Remains

Do As We Say, Congress Says, Then Does What It Wants by Theodoric Meyer, ProPublica When CBS News reported in 2011 that members of Congress weren’t prohibited from insider trading, Congress moved swiftly. President Obama signed a law banning it within six months of the broadcast. But Congress is still exempt from portions of a […]