In Atlanta, I Can’t Drive I-85

(Atlanta, GA — April 1, 2017) – A 700-foot section of Interstate 85 (I-85) in Atlanta buckled and collapsed from a fire on Thursday. The deliberately-set fire raged beneath an overpass during the evening rush hour, and the resulting damage is sure to cause months of headaches for the estimated 400,000 vehicles which use the…

FDA Trans-Fat Ban Gets to the Heart of the Matter

(Silver Spring, MD — June 16, 2015) – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced a plan to finally ban trans-fats from the foods consumed by average, ordinary, everyday Americans. Predictably, not everyone was happy with the announcement. Trans-fats can clog arteries and cause a variety of coronary diseases. The FDA estimates that thousands…

A Bad Break for Toys “R” Us

(Wayne, NJ) – For years, parents and educators have demanded that children’s toys be educational as well as fun for all ages. Be careful what you wish for. Retail giant Toys “R” Us is now educating the youth of America about the world of drug cartels, including the buying, selling, and use of illegal drugs…

For the NFL, the Beat Goes On

(New York, NY) – If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. Unless you happen to be a football player in the National Football League (NFL), in which case literally beating ’em seems to be all the rage. Domestic violence is terrorism, plain and simple. It’s meant to terrorize spouses. It’s meant to terrorize children. These…

Israel, Hamas Refuse to Address the Elephant in the Room

(Tel Aviv, Israel) – Day 14 of Operation Protective Edge turned out be just as tragic and frightening as the previous 13 days. And, with neither side seeming interested in a cease-fire, it looks like the war could stretch on for several more weeks. Israel lost seven more soldiers. Hamas lost over 100 civilians and…

Cantor Can’t Comprehend or Counter Vote Count from Challenger

(Richmond, VA) – Over the past few weeks, the United States has witnessed several more school shootings. Extreme weather has threatened millions. Stemming from a severe car accident, comedian Tracy Morgan is in critical condition in a New Jersey hospital. And Iraq, where the country lost over 4,000 Americans in an attempt to give democracy…

Badly Behaving Feds to Have Bonuses Banned by Bipartisan Bill

(Washington, DC) – Federal employees have officially been warned: “Feds Behaving Badly” will no longer be tolerated. Kind of. Tired of seeing bonuses – in the form of money paid by taxpayers – awarded to Federal employees who might be fired if they worked elsewhere, two United States Senators have put forth a bill to…

New FDA-Approved Painkiller May Kill Pain, Patients

(Silver Spring, MD) – Imagine a painkiller with more potency than Vicodin. Imagine a painkiller with more addictive properties than Vicodin. Imagine a painkiller that can accidentally kill more easily than Vicodin. And imagine a painkiller that will exacerbate the prescription drug abuse in America. If you think this sounds good, you’re about to get…

Mexican Drug Lord “El Chapo” Captured

(Mazatlán, Mexico) – The 13-year manhunt for the head of Mexico’s Sinaloa Drug Cartel, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, is over. In the United States,  government officials hailed his arrest as a huge victory in the War on Drugs, while some average, ordinary, everyday Americans worried about possible disruptions to their never-ending supplies of illegal substances…

Solution to Prescription Drug Abuse May be Higher Prices

(Baltimore, MD) – Prescription drug abuse is an ever-growing problem in this country.  This includes, but is not limited to, the Medicare Part D prescription drug program (Part D). Faced with this extremely serious issue, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that it will take additional steps to confront this problem…