The surprising source of much U.S. air pollution

The surprising source of much U.S. air pollution

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Your shampoo, along with other common household products, produces almost as much air pollution in the U.S. as the millions of cars, trucks and other vehicles belching fumes into the atmosphere. According to a recent paper published in the journal Science, so-called volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, contained in consumer products and industrial sources like…

Oprah’s partisan focus group gets friendly

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They still either love him or hate him, but 14 strangers split in half over the president have become friends in the six months since Oprah Winfrey first brought them together for a 60 Minutes segment. Winfrey gathers the group from Grand Rapids, MI, once more for a spirited discussion about the first year of…

Why you should start preparing your taxes now

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Taxes may be inevitable, but taxpayers have some some wiggle room with when they file their returns. This year, the IRS opened its filing window in late January and won’t close it until April 17.  Even so, many Americans tend to wait until the last minute to file, with one in seven taxpayers holding off…

Should we rethink school shootings as a homeland security threat?

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When a 29-year-old man from Uzbekistan plowed a truck into a crowd of people in Manhattan in October, killing eight, President Trump’s response to the attack as a matter of homeland security was swift. Within hours, the president decried the attack and attacker as having been carried out by a “sick and deranged person,” implied…

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