Chris Collins Is A Good Example Of Why Americans Think Congress Is Corrupt

Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) has an extremely exciting opportunity for you. Collins is the largest shareholder in Innate Immunotherapeutics, a small Australian biotech company, and a member of the company’s board. And he’s been happily talking up the stock to his congressional colleagues, The Hill reported Thursday.   The old image of congressional corruption was a […]

Americans Would Pay $17.2 Billion To Prevent Another Deepwater Horizon Disaster

As the world looks back on BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster seven years later, a study released this week highlights the costly ecological impacts of the largest maritime oil spill on record. Scientists found that Americans would be willing to pay an estimated $ 17.2 billion to prevent another catastrophe like the BP oil spill, which […]

The Way Americans Retire Is Broken. Here Are 5 Ideas For Fixing It.

Retirement, for me, is like stepping off the diving board into the deep pool of the rest of my life ― a little scary with no turning back once I’ve done it.  I’m 67, squarely in the crosshairs of the “when should I retire?” conversation. The discussion is generally framed around how much money you need, […]

5 Groups Of Americans Who’ll Get Shafted Under Trump’s Hiring Freeze

It’s been several days, which makes it seems like old news in Donald Trump’s frenetic and disordered world. But this will affect a lot of us, so it’s important. Trump, in what’s been hyped as an “unprecedented” move, has instituted a freeze on the hiring of federal employees. Hyperbole aside (it’s hardly unprecedented, since Ronald […]