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Black Lung: Why Respirators Are Not A Solution

This story is part of an investigation into how federal regulators and the mining industry are failing to protect coal […]

What Is Black Lung?

An investigation by NPR and the Center for Public Integrity found federal regulators and the mining industry are failing to […]

The Green Party Makes Its Case As A Left-Leaning Alternative To Obama

Last week’s Political Junkie column (“Still Waiting For That Declaration of Independents”) talked about the lack of ballot alternatives to […]

As Mine Protections Fail, Black Lung Cases Surge

Part one of a two-part series. It wasn’t supposed to happen to coal miners in Mark McCowan’s generation. It wasn’t […]

Justice’s New Watchdog Meets Fast And Furious

The legal battle between Republican lawmakers and Attorney General Eric Holder over access to documents in a gun scandal could […]

Barney Frank Gets Married; The Bridegrooms Wore Black

The first openly gay congressman is now the first sitting congressman to be in a same-sex marriage. Democratic Rep. Barney […]

Urgency Reigns At Vote-Focused NAACP Convention

The NAACP, the nation’s oldest civil rights organization, holds its annual convention in Houston this week. As in any election […]

Texas Seeks New Water Supplies Amid Drought

The punishing seven-year drought of the 1950s in Texas brought about the modern era of water planning. But the drought […]

Weekend Special: Guess What? Sweat Is Not Smelly! (So Why Do I Smell?)

It’s hot today. Really, really, hot; over a 100 degrees Fahrenheit hot, and so I’m sweating. Sweating is what we […]

Pro-Obama SuperPACs Losing The Money Race

“I will be outspent.” This simple phrase headed an email President Obama recently sent to supporters. “We can be outspent […]

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