How the U.S. Chamber of Commerce became the greatest (bumbling) enemy of America.
With the whole farm-to-table trend, restaurants are all about claiming they use local products. As much as we'd like to believe the buzz words, there's no way to know if it's actually true -- unless, of course, you know the chefs and restauranteurs themselves. To help sort out any confusion -- and ... More >>
Local business people like to recognize each other on the civic level at the Chamber of Commerce. That's nice and all, but it's kind of small fry deal. Not a bad thing--not exactly worthy of national news. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, however, is a kind of a big deal. And the organization has reco ... More >>
Rep. Allen West is looking for cuts to make in the federal government to spare the defense budget, so he thinks there's no reason for the Department of Commerce to exist since there's a lobbying group with a similar name.West seems a bit confused on this one.He says we need to take a hard look at ... More >>
Flickr user: andjohanWind farm? NIMBY!You'd think Bill Koch might be a fan of wind energy. The billionaire Palm Beach energy magnate made some of his fortune off eco-friendly geo-thermal and natural gas power plants. He's also an avid sailor who won the America's Cup in 1992.But it appears that w ... More >>
cpsc.govNancy NordSen. Bill Nelson of Florida wants Obama to fire Nancy Nord, chair of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the U.S. agency that he says ought to have been monitoring the quality of drywall being shipped here from China, the same drywall presently destroying the value of a slew of ... More >>