Puerto Rican Activists Beg EPA To Finally Shut Down 'Illegal Landfills'

Energy | Michael Bastasch
FILE PHOTO: Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), speaks to employees of the agency in Washington, U.S., February 21, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo

‘You have the authority’

The US Is Subsidizing Daycare In Puerto Rico, And It's A Total Disaster

Politics | Kathryn Watson
A group of friends play together at a playground in Deline, Northwest Territories, Canada. September 5, 2016. REUTERS/Pat Kane

Ninety nine percent of the program is vulnerable to fraud

YOU'RE FIRED! Heads Roll At Veterans Affairs On Day One

US | Luke Rosiak
Mug shots of fired VA workers DeWayne Hamlin and Elizabeth Rivera / Police photos

Hospital director canned on inauguration day, one of multiple belated VA firings this week

How To Steal $70 Billion And Get Away With It

Opinion | Richard Lawless

The politicians have made it clear that Wall Street and municipal agencies are off limits.

New York Mayor Celebrates Obama's Commutation Of Terrorist Leader's Sentence

Politics | Derek Hunter
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

De Blasio cheered the freeing of the leader of a group that murdered 4 in New York City.

Huge Chinese Telescope Joins Search For Aliens Around Mystery Star

Energy | Andrew Follett
Satellite dish view at night with milky way in the sky. (Shutterstock.com/sdecoret)

‘The most sensitive telescope in the world capable of conducting SETI observations’

VA Leaders Conference Features Boss Under Corruption Probe

US | Luke Rosiak
VA Director Dewayne Hamlin. US Government Photo: http://www.caribbean.va.gov/about/leadership.asp

‘I have been at a Leaders Developing Leaders Conference with almost 600 of VA’s Leaders’

VA Hires Another Sex Offender To Care For Vulnerable, Elderly Vets

Defense | Luke Rosiak
VA sex offender Edwin Trinidad. Photo from Puerto Rico government's sex offender registry.

Puerto Rico VA hospital seems to be a magnet for wide variety of criminals

New Space Race Continues As China Unveils World's Largest Telescope

Energy | Andrew Follett
Satellite dish view at night with milky way in the sky. (Shutterstock.com/sdecoret)

More than 8,000 people from eight villages were forcefully relocated to build it

Here's How EPA Red Tape Forced 3.5 Million Puerto Ricans To Live In The Dark

Energy | Andrew Follett
A customer visits a grocery lit with candles due to a power cut, in Simferopol, Crimea, November 22, 2015. (REUTERS/Pavel Rebrov)

‘The system is not designed to withstand a failure of this magnitude’

Confessions Of A Wall Street Whistleblower

Opinion | Richard Lawless

It’s clear who the bad actors in the Puerto Rican debt crisis are, but the government and press continue to do nothing.

VA Says Boss Approving $305,000 Payment To Silence Whistleblower Is No Big Deal

| Luke Rosiak
VA Director Dewayne Hamlin. US Government Photo: http://www.caribbean.va.gov/about/leadership.asp

‘I don’t want to say we have a problem.’

Investigation Soon To Disclose Causes Of Puerto Rico's Financial Collapse -- And It Wasn't The Economy

Opinion | Richard Lawless

Sources close to the inter-agency investigations suggest that there was massive and repeated government theft of public funds, going on for over a decade.

Govt Gives $4 Million So Puerto Rico Can Recycle Food

US | Thomas Phippen
Composting is one of the oldest agricultural practicesPhoto: Alzbeta/Shutterstock

Rotting food will help us survive global warming

VA Employee, Hired Despite Criminal Record, Killed In Brazen Daytime Gunfight

Defense | Luke Rosiak
Elizabeth Rivera Rivera is still on the job as a VA employee after being arrested for armed robbery. / Police mug shot/Puerto Rico

Veterans Affairs keeps hiring people with criminal records

EXCLUSIVE: EPA's IGNORING Puerto Rico's 'Open Dumps' Ripe For Spreading Zika

Energy | Michael Bastasch
FILE: June 2, 2014: EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy at a news conference in Washington, D.C. (REUTERS )

Is EPA too consumed with fighting global warming?

GOP Lawmakers Urge Obama To Stop Hindering Pesticides That Could Fight Zika

Energy | Michael Bastasch
Zika virus warning sign against a stormy background with dirty and angled sign for drama. (Shutterstock.com / Ronnie Chua)

‘We must take action this week to quickly’

What Does It Cost To Buy A Paul Ryan Vote?

Opinion | Richard Lawless
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks during a media briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., July 7, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

About twenty-four million Americans own the Puerto Rico debt. Now they have no legal rights.