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5 Resolutions OSHA Should Make Now

Dear OSHA, Happy New Year! What a perfect time for reflection and self-improvement. I sure have been puzzled by some of your recent behavior, but I think I’ve identified the problem: You are having a midlife crisis.

Posted Monday, January 6, 2014 | 2 Comments

Congress Teaches the ABCs of OPJ

Nobody loves abbreviations like the folks in Washington, DC (an abbreviation itself), so it’s not terribly surprising that the Capitol crowd has spiced up its OPM mindset with a dash of OPJ.

Posted Monday, March 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

EPA’s Ruling Process: Ash Backwards

As a Catholic Midwesterner of A Certain Age, I was raised to be polite. Yes ma’am, no sir, may I be excused? And yet, some impolite phrases could simply not be quelled. One of them was Shut UP!

Posted Tuesday, January 8, 2013 | 5 Comments

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