Trying a Fossil Fiend

Trying a Fossil Fiend

Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders wants the Justice Department to investigate and potentially prosecute ExxonMobil for corporate fraud. The Vermont senator is alarmed by reports that the energy giant spread doubt about climate change despite knowing since 1977 that...
Meanwhile, the War on Tobacco Limps Ahead

Meanwhile, the War on Tobacco Limps Ahead

Smoking isn’t in the news much these days, but maybe it should be. Nearly half a million Americans still die from it each year. As┬áthe leading preventable cause of death in our country, tobacco kills way more people than guns, car accidents, and drug overdoses...
Cigarettes: The Killer that Won’t Die

Cigarettes: The Killer that Won’t Die

Would you believe that 45 million adult Americans still smoke? That’s about one in five of us grownups. Worldwide this killer habit ends about six million lives each year. But what’s most disturbing — 10 percent of victims never even took a puff....
Big Tobacco Targets the Young and the Poor

Big Tobacco Targets the Young and the Poor

Hapless smokers, Still remain; For villains they Are just fair game. Toward the end of the Richard Nixon era, there was a popular four-panel political cartoon. It showed the three familiar monkeys with their hands placed to depict “See no evil,”...