Republicans, and their wealthy owners in the oil, coal, and chemical industry, particularly do not believe that any American warrants clean, non-toxic drinking water, and on Thursday Republicans in the Senate took an important step to make sure at least a third of the American population will lose access to what decent human beings believe is one of the most basic human rights; clean water.
Before anyone praises the oil industry for making a profit from stealing irrigation water to process oil and then selling it back to drought-stricken farmers, they may be interested in knowing the processed waste water used on crops they eventually consume is tainted with high levels of acetone and methylene chloride two chemicals that are highly toxic to human beings.
What depresses me is Fox ratings versus a Truth-O-Meter. Once again the Tampa Bay Times Pundit Fact is checking in on our TV network scorecards.
While Senator Cruz's fiery talk may have won over hardcore conservatives, he just struck a match to his 2016 presidential aspirations.
At a time when Republicans and their money-machine the Koch brothers are waging a ferocious battle to put a stop to clean and renewable energy, and oppose any and all regulations on fossil fuels, another man-made disaster in West Virginia reveals why dirty fossil fuels are a clear and present danger to Americans' health.
Of all the reasons to not build the Keystone pipeline, one that is often overlooked, and ignored by the corporate media, is the real and present danger of a break in TransCanada's rupture-prone pipeline the company claims is safe and environmentally friendly.
The only protection Americans have against corporate predators are regulations that Republicans promise to eviscerate under the guise of "jobs bills" when they take control of the Congress in January.
Our right-wing brothers and sisters who go fiddlesticks berserk over the possible presence of the dreaded Ebola, but most likely live in close proximity or downwind of a chemical that makes the largely manufactured (1 death in the U.S.?) Ebola threat look like a hangnail.
The fact that not adhering to regulations kills workers never seems to bother Republicans, or their business sector supporters which is why they vehemently oppose regulations; especially those enforced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory knows the dirty coal industry is polluting the environment in North Carolina because his state's environmental regulators are not doing their jobs. It is why he expects his god to clean up what he knows will be more toxic spills.
Republicans are once again threatening to hold the debt limit hostage in return for a ransom payment that is, beyond belief, the height of insanity. Or is it really a calculated move to put America on a course for an economic catastrophe?
The Conservative media has ignored man-made climate change in hopes that they can convince millennials it isn't real. Millennials aren't buying it.
Freedom Industries knew the 70 to 80 year-old tanks were in desperate need of replacement and did not want to spend the money to repair them because regulations did not require them to.
It is all too easy to find corporate malfeasance. It is the basis of their nasty reputations, and the reason they need to be regulated.
House Republicans praised Exxon and expect Americans to give them a "pat on the back" for saddling taxpayers with the cost of cleaning up their tar spill.
House Republicans have taken another step to relieve President Obama of his constitutional responsibility to approve a permit authorizing construction of Canada's Keystone XL pipeline.
It is unfortunate, but Republicans and some Democrats are plodding ahead as if America's exceptionalism will protect it from catastrophes even as they are occurring right before their eyes.
The government Romney and Republicans propose is not business friendly, it is business-owned and operated, and the people are expendable assets.