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Entries by The Media Consortium from 12/2008

Weekly Audit: It's a Recession, Stupid (and what that means) Economy NewsLadder

| Posted 12.02.2008 | Business

We are clearly out of options that match up with Friedman's monetarism, indicating that public policy has nowhere left to turn except direct government spending on economic support.

Weekly Pulse: Bush awarded medal for combating AIDS? Healthcare Newsladder

| Posted 12.03.2008 | Huffington Post

Monday marked the 20th annual World AIDS Day. And to “commemorate” the occasion, President George W. Bush received a P.E.A.C.E. medal fro...

Weekly Immigration Wire: Connecting People and Policies -- from Mumbai to Arizona

| Posted 12.04.2008 | Politics

As the US is a land of immigrants, it is always worth remembering how connected to any world event some segment of our population will be in these moments.

Weekly Audit: Chicago workers strike back, jobs strike out, Obama strikes new New Deal Economy NewsLadder

| Posted 12.09.2008 | Politics

by Zach Carter, Media Consortium MediaWire blogger President-elect Barack Obama rolled out his highly anticipated priorities for an economic recovery...

The Weekly Pulse: Good News and Bad News Healthcare NewsLadder

| Posted 12.10.2008 | Politics

In one of today's more bizarre health stories, we find tobacco giant Philip Morris likening itself to the NAACP in order to get out of paying compensation to smokers.

Harvesting Hate in Hard Economic Times Immigration NewsLadder

| Posted 12.11.2008 | Politics

By Nezua, The Media Consortium MediaWire Blogger Hate does not emerge in a vacuum writes the editorial staff of El Diario/La Prensa [translated by Ne...

Weekly Audit: A Year of Bad Decisions Economy Newsladder

| Posted 12.16.2008 | Business

Financial policy failures have not been limited to bad rulemaking and pro-Wall Street philosophy. Even basic anti-fraud protections that have been on the books since the 1930s are not being enforced.

Weekly Pulse: Public Health Insurance Would Be Too Good and We'd Like It Too Much, Republicans Warn Healthcare NewsLadder

| Posted 12.17.2008 | Politics

By Lindsay Beyerstein, TMC MediaWire blogger. A common thread is emerging in the right wing response to healthcare reform. Its opponents aren't claim...

Weekly Immigration Wire: From Brooklyn Streets to Hollywood Blvd, Responses to Growing Tension

| Posted 12.18.2008 | Politics

For this week's Immigration Wire, I'd like to look at how different social groups are dealing with issues related to immigration -- and all of its accompanying cultural shifts.

Hilda Solis: Get Excited

| Posted 12.19.2008 | Politics

Obama named Rep. Hilda Solis as the next administration's Secretary of Labor this morning and to put it simply, progressives are ecstatic about the pick.