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"Is Eagle Ford boom making people sick?" is a San Antonio Express-News headline from this Sunday. The question mark persists in this oft repeated inquiry because the data is inconclusive. Several families living adjacent to oil and gas developments have reported all kinds of health issues, this story details the litany of maladies suffered by the Lara family of Kenedy, Texas.

It could be argued that in modern American Politics their have never been two less popular major-party candidates for the Presidency. Calls for breaking up the two-party system are not unusual during an election year, but the calls take on new meaning when the candidates have such high unfavorable ratings.

The country sits at a turning point. An President of one party makes several appointments to the Supreme Court and many of the opposing party are concerned about the political makeup and a legal departure from the Court of the past. 

 

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