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Weekly Pulse: Florida Governor Wants to Drug Test All State Employees

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Florida Republican Governor Rick Scott plans to force public workers and welfare recipients to undergo...

Weekly Audit: Wolf in Sheep's Clothing--The Myth of Fiscal Conservatism

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.29.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Fashionable pundits like to say that the Republican Party has shifted its focus from "social conservat...

Weekly Mulch: Saying no to the nuclear option

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Faced with the nuclear crisis in Japan, governments around the world are confronting the vulnerabilities of ...

Weekly Mulch: Conservatives and Liberals Remain In Denial About Climate Change

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger The negative impacts of climate change are coming on more quickly than anyone expected. According to a new...

Weekly Mulch: Activist Tim DeChristopher Convicted of Two Felonies

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Environmental activist Tim DeChristopher was convicted yesterday of two felony counts. DeChristopher was o...

Weekly Audit: Police Defy Order to Clear Protesters from Wisconsin Capital

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger On Monday afternoon, the Capitol Police in Madison, Wisconsin refused to enforce an order to clear the...

Weekly Mulch: Why Natural Gas Companies Fear Josh Fox, Gasland, and the Oscars

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger The natural gas industry is afraid that Josh Fox, director of the muckraking film Gasland, might win an Os...

Weekly Pulse: The Republicans' War On Women

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger The entire federal government might shut down over birth control. Yes, birth control. This special e...

On Wisconsin, Packers (and People Around the World) Back State Workers

Jay Walljasper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jay Walljasper

The Super Bowl and protests in Wisconsin may seem worlds apart to you, but members of the Packers have issued a statement supporting state workers and their right to collective bargaining.

Weekly Mulch: Chevron Must Pay; GOP Tries to Gut the EPA

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger A Bolivian judge ordered Chevron this week to pay $8.6 billion in damages for polluting the Amazon rainfor...

Showdown in Madison: A Primer for the Wisconsin Protests

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Raquel Brown, Media Consortium blogger It's been a tumultuous week in Madison, Wisconsin. Tens of thousands of state workers, teachers, and studen...

Weekly Pulse: South Dakota's Legislative Attack on Abortion Providers

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger The South Dakota House of Representatives will soon vote on a bill that would expand the definition ...

Weekly Mulch: Monsanto's Mutant Alfalfa and the Feral Pig Invasion

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Agribusiness giant Monsanto is strengthening its hold over the food system both in this country and abroad,...

Weekly Audit: The Real Legacy of Reaganomics

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Sunday marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of B-movie actor-turned-conservative president, Ronal...

Weekly Mulch: Can Clean Energy Curb Climate Change? Probably Not.

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger During the State of the Union address earlier this week, President Barack Obama spoke at length about clea...

Weekly Audit: Wall Street Destroyed $8 for Every $1 Earned

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Tonight, President Barack Obama will deliver his State of the Union address. A major theme of the spee...

Weekly Mulch: Why is the U.S. Losing the Clean Energy Race to China? Blame the Climate Cranks

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger President Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao touched on energy issues in the bilateral summit between t...

Weekly Audit: What Will The GOP Cut?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger The Republicans won control of the House and picked up seats in the Senate in the midterm election on ...

Weekly Mulch: The Sticky Truth about Oil Spills and Tar Sands

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger The National Oil Spill Commission released its report on last year's BP oil spill this week. The report la...

Aggressive FBI Interrogation of US Teen in Kuwait Raises Concerns

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

Increasingly, it seems that Americans who've traveled to Yemen at some point have been detained abroad, where they're subjected not only to aggressive questioning by U.S. officials but also to brutality by the U.S. allies detaining them.

Weekly Audit: We Welcome Our New Plutocratic Overlords

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Meet the new global elite. They're pretty much the same as the old global elite, only richer and more ...

Weekly Mulch: With D.C. in GOP Hands, Environmentalists Must 'Fight Harder'

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger For the environmental community, this coming year offers a chance to regroup, rethink and regrow. Two year...

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 Mulch: How to Avoid Fracking and Oil Spills in 2011

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

Editor's Note: We're posting the Weekly Mulch on Thursday this week because of the holidays. It'll return to its regular Friday morning posting next w...

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...