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National ocean policy threatens new regulatory burdens

Since its creation by Executive Order in 2010, the Obama administration has hailed its National Ocean Policy (NOP) as a non-regulatory, stakeholder-driven initiative that will lead to reduced burdens and less uncertainty for ocean user groups....

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How the FDA can save my child – and yours

“Do I look stupid in these pants?” my 15-year-old son asked me as he got ready for school. I looked up from the matzah brei frying in the pan, and my eyes welled with tears. I was overcome with gratitude that, on this particular morning, Charley’...

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Honor Frank Lautenberg by protecting our kids

When I was a kid growing up on Long Island, we used to run through the mist behind a man in his little truck, spraying DDT all over our lawns and trees. Given all we know now, it’s hard to believe that we were allowed to do that. Though the fog...

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Say 'YES' to organic

Since 1981, the Rodale Institute, America’s oldest organic research institute, has conducted North America’s longest side-by-side farming...

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The race mistake

Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor and current Professor of Public Policy, has brought long overdue attention to crises facing our economy, in particular through his award-winning documentary “...

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Consumer internet privacy: Leaving the back door unlocked

The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) asymmetric approach to internet privacy is likely to create a false sense of security among web users. Despite stringent FCC privacy regulation of internet service providers (ISPs), consumers’...

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