William and Nicole Maurer, and their two young daughters, are among the hundreds of thousands of Gulf residents suffering from the hidden health crisis festering in the region as a result of the toxic “gumbo of chemicals” to which the people, places and wildlife of the Gulf continue to be exposed. From respiratory ailments to neurological disorders to what’s being called the “BP rash” and more, coastal residents have experienced devastating health effects while BP still hasn’t been held to account. Antonia Juhasz reports on the little-known crisis at length in a special investigation for The Nation.
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- Investigation: Two Years After the BP Spill, A Hidden Health Crisis Festers: Gulf residents and cleanup workers continue to suffer serious health problems from the 2010 disaster, but the oil giant is not being held to account.
- Why Are Prisoners Committing Suicide in Pennsylvania? A DOJ probe into the mental health program at a medium security prison could put solitary confinement on trial.
- Guns, Gays and Democrats: Yes, the NRA and ALEC pushed pro-gun bills, but they were helped in many instances by Democrats too afraid to take on one of the culture war’s signal issues.
- Justice for Homeowners—Still Not Served: It took pressure from progressives to get a partly decent mortgage fraud settlement. They can’t take their eyes off the prize now.
- Ann Romney, Working Woman? The brouhaha over Hilary Rosen’s comments was not really about whether what stay-home mothers do is work.
- The Real Injustice at the Heart of the Trayvon Martin Case: What makes this case exceptional is neither race nor the politics of self-defense alone but the total failure to investigate it for so long.
- Save Earth Day: To transform this bland, tired ritual into an occasion for spirited collective action, Earth Day must return to its roots.