News for Citizen Activists

Jan-Feb 2017 Issue

  • Commentary: Trumped Up Trade or Real Fixes to Our Failed Trade Policy?

    President Donald Trump is in a position to erase the work of Barack Obama’s presidency — from protecting the environment and financial reform to improving health care— in no small part thanks to the Obama administration’s relentless campaign right through Election Day to enact the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

  • Pharma's Latest Excuse for Off-Label Marketing Won't Fly

    The pharmaceutical industry has trotted out more rhetoric concerning its efforts to evade drug safety rules and sell more medications: the First Amendment. Industry representatives contend that they have a First Amendment right to tell doctors about additional uses for prescription medications – uses not approved by the government.

  • Exposing Trump's Corporate Cabinet

    President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet and top official nominees draw more deeply from an extremist faction of the corporate class than any in memory, and likely in history. With this Cabinet, it is a virtual certainty that this administration will be the most corrupt and scandal-prone in American history.

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