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How One Lawyer’s Crusade Could Change Football Forever

But what if the template for football’s future is not the fate of boxing but rather that of the tobacco industry? The parallels, of course, are not perfect. ...The fight against tobacco’s use has been long and has unfolded in stages, beginning with public
New York Times
added Nov 9, 2014 14:38
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The MaddowBlog: GOP blames Obama for obstruction on Surgeon General

Congressional Republicans seem to agree that it’s in the nation’s interests to have a Surgeon General, but they don’t want to take responsibility for derailing a qualified nominee. On the contrary, they now seem eager to blame President Obama for their k
MSNBC
added Oct 21, 2014 11:13
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Is an American Hero / She's staying put—and has some choice words for young feminists. An interview.

If there was one decision I would overrule, it would be Citizens United. I think the notion that we have all the democracy that money can buy strays so far from what our democracy is supposed to be.
The New Republic
added Oct 2, 2014 19:24
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Lobbyists Bidding to Block Government Regs Set Sights on Secretive White House Office

When Washington lobbyists fail to derail regulations proposed by federal agencies, they often find a receptive ear within the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, an arm of the White House Office of Management and Budget that conducts much of it
ProPublica
added Aug 4, 2014 12:22
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Fight Over Minimum Wage Illustrates Web of Industry Ties

Employment Policies Institute, founded two decades ago, is led by the advertising and public relations executive Richard B. Berman, who has made millions of dollars in Washington by taking up the causes of corporate America. He has repeatedly created offi
New York Times
added Feb 9, 2014 21:19
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[Colorado, Washington] American pets being poisoned by pot smoking owners

Cats and dogs in American states where marijuana can be bought legally are getting so stoned on their owners’ pot that pet poison hotlines are being swamped with distress calls. Most cases are accidents in which animals have drunk cannabis-laced water fr
Sunday World (ie)
added Jan 28, 2014 11:14
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[Australia] BLACKBURN: What climate denial has learnt from tobacco denial

it is not surprising to see these same techniques used by those who oppose action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Peter Sinclair has produced an excellent video that leaves no doubt about the similarities between what happened then and what is happeni
Skeptical Science (au)
added Dec 4, 2013 15:07
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[Norway] Coal seen as the new tobacco, sparking investor backlash

The movement is an offshoot of a campaign by more than 70 investors to pressure all fossil-fuel industries on climate change. It's similar to the 1990s-era anti-tobacco push and is gaining help from unlikely partners. The International Energy Agency, a 2
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Nov 20, 2013 16:46
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[District of Columbia] Judicial Nominations Fight to Flare Up

Senate is poised for a renewed fight over executive and judicial nominations, including President Barack Obama's three picks for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
added Oct 28, 2013 18:25
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[Canada] Pot smoker has licence to light up at condo

If the licence establishes on the basis of medical evidence that you have a disability requiring treatment by the smoking of marijuana, the corporation is not entitled to prevent that treatment.
Toronto (Ont) Star (ca)
added Oct 4, 2013 00:56
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