Are there any American “heroes” we can agree on in 2019? This might sound like an abstract question, but for the Fourth of July weekend, Politico Magazine has decided to make it more concrete, asking experts: Who would you put on a new Mount Rushmore? Every year, more than 2 million people drive to Keystone, South Dakota, to stare at the 60-foot-tall granite heads of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. The sheer size of those heads evokes our sense of the heroic—people who didn’t just achieve something but embodied larger American values. “What makes the hero a hero is the romantic notion that he stands above the tawdry give and take of everyday politics,” H.W. Brands wrote in his biography of Roosevelt.Story Continued Below For all their contributions to American history, it is hard, in 2019, not to think about the fact that two of the four figures on Mount Rushmore—all white men—owned slaves, and … [Read more...] about Who Should Be on the Next Mount Rushmore?
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Business | As Pelvic Mesh Settlements Near $8 Billion, Women Question Lawyers’ Fees Supported by ByMatthew Goldstein Feb. 1, 2019 When Sherise Grant filed a claim against the manufacturer of her pelvic mesh implant, she hoped to use the money from a settlement to pay for its removal. Ms. Grant, 51, was among the millions of women around the globe whose urinary problems were treated with pelvic mesh. But not only has the surgically implanted device done little to help her, it frequently causes Ms. Grant discomfort, including pain during sex with her husband. But the settlement wasn’t enough. After lawyers’ fees and other expenses, the $12,000 payout was whittled away to only $3,500. Ms. Grant said she has called her lawyer’s office to discuss those fees, and gotten nowhere. “They … [Read more...] about As Pelvic Mesh Settlements Near $8 Billion, Women Question Lawyers’ Fees
Business | In Battle Over Johnson’s Baby Powder, Asbestos Opens a New Legal Front Sections Skip to content Skip to site index Johnson & Johnson says its product is safe. But asbestos, a carcinogen that can exist underground near talc, was a concern inside the company for decades. Johnson & Johnson says that its Johnson’s Baby Powder has never contained asbestos and that claims are based on “junk science.” Credit Credit Jens Mortensen for The New York Times Supported by ByRoni Caryn Rabin and Tiffany Hsu Dec. 14, 2018 The memos were concise and direct. An executive at Johnson & Johnson said the main ingredient in its best-selling baby powder could potentially be contaminated by asbestos, the dangerous mineral that can cause cancer. He recommended to senior staff in 1971 that the company “upgrade” its quality control of talc. Two years later, another executive raised a red … [Read more...] about In Battle Over Johnson’s Baby Powder, Asbestos Opens a New Legal Front
BUSINESS 12/14/2018 09:47 am ET The earliest mentions of tainted J&J talc that Reuters found come from 1957 and 1958 reports by a consulting lab. Lisa Girion LOS ANGELES, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Darlene Coker knew she was dying. She just wanted to know why. She knew that her cancer, mesothelioma, arose in the delicate membrane surrounding her lungs and other organs. She knew it was as rare as it was deadly, a signature of exposure to asbestos. And she knew it afflicted mostly men who inhaled asbestos dust in mines and industries such as shipbuilding that used the carcinogen before its risks were understood. Coker, 52 years old, had raised two daughters and was running a massage school in Lumberton, a small town in eastern Texas. How had she been exposed to asbestos? “She wanted answers,” her daughter Cady Evans said. Fighting for every breath and in crippling pain, Coker hired Herschel Hobson, a personal-injury lawyer. He homed in on a suspect: the … [Read more...] about Johnson & Johnson Knew About Asbestos In Baby Powder, Didn’t Report To FDA
Michael Cohen served as the fixer and personal lawyer for President Donald Trump until May 2018.Adult film star Stormy Daniels alleged that Cohen paid her hush money over an affair with Trump.On Aug. 21, Cohen surrendered to the FBI in a plea deal. On November 29, Cohen pleaded guilty to making false statements to Congress about the Russia investigation.Michael Cohen served as the personal lawyer and fixer to President Donald Trump up until May 2018 when he left Trump’s team due to legal conflicts. In the latest charge against Cohen, he has pleaded guilty to lying to Congress regarding the proposed “Trump Tower” project in Moscow. Previously he said discussions with the Russians had finished in January 2016. He now reveals discussions continued to as late as June 2016, well into President Trump’s campaign.Cohen worked for the Trump dynasty for over ten years, and Trump himself selected Cohen as his … [Read more...] about A look at Michael Cohen’s finances after his surprise court appearance