After KBR was ordered in November to pay $85 million to a dozen Oregon National Guard soldiers who were exposed to a toxic chemical while providing security for contractors in Iraq in 2003, we figured there'd be some foot-stomping and an immediate appeal. We didn't think KBR would have the chutzpah ... More >>
More than 200 soldiers are suing KBR for knowingly exposing them to toxic chemicals in Iraq, whose effects started with nose bleeds and could end with cancer. KBR says that didn't happen. But even if it did, the company isn't responsible. Taxpayers are.
These dudes know how to write a sweet contract.A KBR government contract protected the company from liability for injuries or deaths caused by willful misconduct, according to recently declassified Army documents.
Although the existence of the clause was revealed as a part of a lawsuit file ... More >>
You got served....by ArizonaThe squeaky wheel gets the grease, Rick Perry.Perry was famously, and surprisingly, critical of Arizona's controversial law regarding immigrants and demands to see their papers.Arizona governor Jan Brewer became a darling of the right, trumpeting about protecting ... More >>
David Raziq, one of the winners from KHOUKHOU's look into discrimination and corruption in the Texas National Guard has racked up a slew of awards, and today it won a biggie: an IRE medal.The medal is the highest honor awarded by the Investigative Reporters and Editors association; also winning o ... More >>
The Right-Wing Nutjob Forces are on the march again!! Today's Target: Houston!!Not all conservatives are "nutjobs," obviously, but Debbie Schlussel is. The Ann Coulter-wannabe spouts nonsense pretty much full-time, and she has a new cause: President Obama has ordered officials at Ellington Field to ... More >>