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Rick Perry Cut State Firefighting Funds, Now Asking for Federal Firefighting Aid

Texas governor Rick Perry likes to brag about his state’s economic successes since he’s been governor. This year, he said, “We passed a balanced budget while maintaining essential…

Mike Ferrara

Price Gouging After Irene – Report Unreasonably High Prices

New Jersey residents have called in numerous reports of price gouging in the days after Hurricane Irene wreaked havoc in the state and all along the East Coast.

According to Allstate New Jersey…

Mike Ferrara

Why Are Republicans Trying to Cripple the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau?

On July 21, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was created as part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, to serve as the country’s chief consumer financial…

Camryn Hansen

Impeach the "Corporate" Supreme Court Justices?

In 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a bitterly divided 5-4 decision to overturn the government ban on corporate contributions to candidate elections. The majority, consisting of justices…

Mike Ferrara

Grill, Baby, Grill! But Please Do it Safely.

For many of us, Memorial Day is never complete without a good outdoor barbeque. If you’re planning on grilling this holiday weekend, please take a little extra time to make sure…

Mike Ferrara

Losing the Battle Against Big Business, Thanks to the Supreme Court

Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling that has effectively taken away your ability to defend yourself against mega corporations in the event that they ever cheat or harm you.
In AT&T…

Mike Ferrara

Congress’s Blocking of Judicial Confirmations Has Created a Justice Crisis

Very little public attention is being paid to a serious situation in the federal court system, which is that 93 of the 857 federal district and appeals court judgeships are vacant right now….

Mike Ferrara

Fred Thompson: Our Legal System “Ain’t Broke”; Tort Reform is not Conservative

Republican attorney and former US Senator Fred Thompson shared a perspective on tort reform earlier this week that conservatives all around the country should read.

Republicans and conservatives…

Camryn Hansen

Surgeon General: Let’s Make Breastfeeding Easier and More Well Accepted

As an exclusively breastfeeding new mom, I was extremely heartened to read that U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, MD recently announced a call to action to support breastfeeding, for its…

Camryn Hansen

Should We Throw Away Our Constitutional Rights? Conservatives Say No, But Mean Yes

Huffington Post blogger Gibson Vance brought up an excellent point earlier this week about many members of the new conservative-leaning Congress. Out of one side of their mouth, they say they are…