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Fracking's air pollution threat

March 27, 2012 - As North Carolina considers lifting its ban on the controversial natural-gas drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing or "fracking," a growing body of evidence documents serious public-health threats due to air pollution from such operations, which have already been linked to water contamination.

Con JOBS

March 23, 2012 - A bill originally sponsored by ethics-challenged Congressman Stephen Fincher of Tennessee is being hailed as helping small businesses and workers, but watchdogs warn that it will erode transparency and pave the way for more corporate skullduggery.

The New Vigilantes: Trayvon Martin and the 'shoot first' lobby

March 21, 2012 - Across the South and country, the gun lobby has pushed laws like Florida's "Stand Your Ground" measure, which local police say is the reason they haven't brought charges in the shooting death of 17-year old Travyon Martin. The result: A disturbing rise in "justifiable homicides," including cases eerily similar to the Martin killing.