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Meet The Scientific Ignorance Caucus In The US House Of Representatives

First, the good news. Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 5029, the International Science and Technology Cooperation Act. In terms of spending, it was a modest bill. If it is signed into law, it will barely result in any increase in federal government spending at all.

Still, the impact of H.R. 5029 could [...]

Republican Tea Party Priority in Congress: Keep Poor People Away From Lawyers

Welcome to America, home of the free, where some people feel free to abuse people less powerful than them. If your employer is breaking the law, if your landlord won’t take care of poisons in your home, if someone is violating your rights, what can you do?

If you’ve got enough money — a $2,500 [...]

The Foreign 4-Propylbenzaldehyde Mystery

There are seven commercial suppliers of the industrial chemical 4-Propylbenzaldehyde in the United States of America. They are:

3B Scientific Corporation Honest Joy Holdings Rieke Metals, Inc. Oakwood Products, Inc. Riedel-de Haen AG Platte Valley Scientific, LLC ASDI Incorporated

Why, when there are so many domestic sources of 4-Propylbenzaldehyde within the United States, has [...]