Politics

He’s trying, in the hearings, to not let it look this way, but the truth is that he and Exxon Mobile stand to benefit a great deal from a Tillerson SOC. Also, Russia will benefit a great deal. Putting it a slightly different way, Tillerson’s appointment makes the most sense of you replace “Trump” with…

A union’s persistence results in new OSHA rule for workers exposed to beryllium

For four decades the United Steelworkers had their sight focused on an OSHA rule to protect workers who are exposed to beryllium. The metal can cause a horrible respiratory illness and is a carcinogen. Last week, the union’s persistence paid off.

Is Mad Dog Mattis Getting Cold Feet?

Probably not, but it is worth brief consideration. Mainstream media is reporting that USMC General James Mad Dog Mattis’s Senate confirmation hearing for Secretary of Defense is stalled because Mattis is a no show for a related hearing in the House. The reason for the cancellation of his appearance is at this writing a mystery,…

Many bad things happened at the Trump news conference. Many bad things. Many many. Unbelievably bad things, I tell ya. But one thing that happened, as bad as the rest of the things, and covered by the Washington Post, has not gotten sufficient attention. President-elect Donald Trump twice suggested at his news conference that states…

It has been suggested that President Elect Trump has been compromised by Vladimir Putin and/or the Russian Intelligence agency. This allegation suggests that Putin and/or the FSB have information, including video of unsavory sexual activities of some sort (loosely defined) and documentation of inappropriate business activities, that could be used to blackmail the future United…

Because taking health insurance away from millions of Americans isn’t bad enough, President-elect Trump has reportedly asked an outspoken critic of vaccines — a man who supported the thoroughly debunked notion that vaccines are linked to autism — to lead a commission on vaccine safety.

As the costs — in terms of insurance, jobs, and tax revenue — of the Republican “repeal and delay” plan for the ACA become clearer, public support for that option is at just 20%.

Somehow I think 2017 is going to be a bit more of a Friday Feak Out year than a Friday Fun year… And in that spirit, some freak out fiction for your reading list this year. It’ll be a great year for novels highlighted how truly awful the world could get if we let it.…

Donald Trump is meeting, this morning, with the editor of Vogue and the owners of Vogue’s overarching publishing company. This can only mean one thing. We will be seeing The Donald on the cover of the famous magazine sooner than later. Anna Wintour came to my office at Trump Tower to ask me to meet…

Occupational Health News Roundup

Workers suffering the ‘lethal legacy’ of a General Electric plant in Canada fight for compensation; OSHA looks into an Arizona commission that routinely reduces penalties for safety violations; advocates ponder the future of OSHA’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program; and millions of workers get a raise in the new year.