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At times it seems like Washington is one gigantic lobbying machine. To wit:
Insurers and drug companies are working to gut health care reform.
Big Tobacco wrote the tobacco bill.
The meat industry is trying to kill food safety legislation.
And Congress fails to reform the root cause of the current economic crisis.
Business. As. Usual.
More from Ken Silverstein:
Percentage of the French who think it “somewhat” or “very” possible they will one day become homeless:
Neuroscientists found that sloths sleep around nine and a half hours a day. Previous research had studied only captive sloths, who sleep on average sixteen hours a day, possibly because they are bored and depressed.
A young man who lied to Berlin police about having lived for five years in a forest was revealed to have run away from home because he disliked his internship.
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