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Telecoms Use Astroturf Lobby Against Net Neutrality

NEW YORK -- When the telecommunications industry sought federal rules that would allow it to charge customers more for high bandwidth products such as...

Professor Wades Further Into Controversial Gay Marriage Debate

Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

By Sofia Resnick From researcher to advocate The University of Texas professor behind the controversial study that became instant fodder for...

Controversial Group's Strategy Raises Concern Over 'Inappropriate' Partnerships

Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics

By Sarah Pavlus For-profit university targets community college students University of Phoenix says new relationships will restore profits, ...

New Orleans Charter Schools Need to Respect Teachers' Experience, Students' Dignity

John Thompson | Posted 09.24.2011 | Education
John Thompson

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the New Orleans Recovery School District has reacted to "minor rule violations by forcibly handcuffing children to furniture, brutally slamming them, banishing them from their schools and cutting short their education."

Weekly Diaspora: The 2012 Budget and Our Unsecured Border

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger President Obama is taking heat from all sides this week for his 2012 budget proposal, which propose...

Weekly Diaspora: Anti-Immigrant Hate Crimes Rise with Hateful Political Speech

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger The federal trial of three Pennsylvania police officers accused of covering up the murder of an und...

Weekly Pulse: On Health Care Repeal, House GOP Full of Sound and Fury

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger House Republicans will hold a symbolic vote to overturn health care reform on January 12. The bill, ...

Weekly Diaspora: Arizona vs. 'Anchor Babies'

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger After commanding the world's attention in 2010 with its cavalier stance on immigration, the Arizona...

Weekly Pulse: End-of-Life Counseling Returns, But Death Panels Still Nonsense

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger A proposed program to cover counseling sessions for seniors on end-of-life care has risen from the a...