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Michael Calderone

Hitchens Defended Iraq War Until The End

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 12.18.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- The New York Times led Friday morning's paper with a headline over eight years in the making: "U.S. Marks End to a Long War for an Uncerta...

Amanda Terkel

Tammy Baldwin Delivers Passionate Defense Of Progressivism

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The typical Washington consultant has simple advice for Senate candidates in a purple state: Run to the middle, and whatever you do, don...

Something More Than Polarization

Lawrence Lessig | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence Lessig

We can't afford to simply indulge the passion of our differences. Not anymore. The challenges we face as a nation are just too great. It is time for us to practice a politics that doesn't fit the business model of Fox v. MSNBC.

Zach Carter

WATCH: Occupy Wall Street Protests Ignite Progressive Political Fire In Washington

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations inspiring scores of similar protests nationwide, a progressive conference in the nation's cap...

'The Nation' Releases 2011 Food Issue With Michael Pollan, Frances Moore Lappé, Raj Patel

Posted 11.15.2011 | Home

Politics and culture magazine The Nation releases its October 3 Food Issue with an A-list group of food politics celebrities. Diet for a Small Planet ...

The Wavelength: Court to FCC do your freakin job! Plus: how the NewsCorps scandal impacts u.s. media

The Media Consortium | Posted 09.10.2011 | Media
The Media Consortium

Welcome to the final edition of The Wavelength, a bi-weekly roundup of news and analysis focused on media policy. Stay tuned for more reporting on the...

The Nation Pulls Its Own Scoop On Haiti

cjr.org | Posted 08.06.2011 | Media

The Nation has a scoop--or had, actually--from Wikileaks cables showing that the Obama administration pressured Haiti not to raise its minimum wage to...

90 Years On: A Look Back At The Tulsa Race Riot

Adrian Margaret Brune | Posted 07.22.2011 | Impact
Adrian Margaret Brune

Despite the efforts of journalists over the years, Tulsans always managed to sweep the riot's history under the rug. For nearly eight decades, the riot remained Tulsa's closeted skeleton.

In Rap Battle, Stewart Demolishes O'Reilly on O'Reilly Factor

Ari Melber | Posted 07.16.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

"I'm like a shot a Levittown right in your ass, like a B-12 -- boom." Those were Jon Stewart's last words to Bill O'Reilly in his guest appearance on Monday night's O'Reilly Factor in a virtuoso duel where comedy eviscerated farce.

The Wavelength: Attack of the Media Mega-Mergers! Skyprosoft, AT&T-Mobile and more

The Media Consortium | Posted 07.17.2011 | Media
The Media Consortium

Another day, another media mega-merger. The latest? Microsoft is buying Skype, the Internet communications company, for $8.5 billion.

Weekly Audit: The Shocking Truth About Taxes

The Media Consortium | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger The super rich are different from you and me. For one thing, their tax rates are lower. According to I...

Weekly Audit: Government Shutdown Averted, But At What Cost?

The Media Consortium | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Congressional leaders and President Barack Obama reached an eleventh hour budget deal on Friday night,...

Weekly Audit: Republicans' Budget Declares War on Medicare

The Media Consortium | Posted 06.05.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger The Republicans are poised to unveil a model budget on Tuesday that would effectively end Medicare by ...

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 Pulse: Japan's Nuclear Crisis Deepens

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger A second reactor unit at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan may have ruptured, authorities...

Weekly Audit: Massive Protest In Wisconsin Shows Walker's Overreach

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger About 100,000 people gathered in Madison, Wisconsin to protest Gov. Scott Walker's new anti-collective...

Weekly Audit: Standoff Continues in Wisconsin

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Weekly Audit: Standoff Continues in WisconsinBy Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger The 14 Democratic state senators who fled Wisconsin to th...

Jocks for Justice: John Carlos, Billy Hunter, and Keyon Dooling Speak Out for Wisconsin Workers

Dave Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dave Zirin

Unions across the country are standing with the workers of Wisconsin. Count the National Basketball Association's Player's Association among their ranks.

Twilight of Collective Bargaining?

Will Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Will Marshall

Organized labor needs to evolve alternatives to the traditional collective bargaining model, which no longer fits in a globalized economy, and arguably always has been problematic in the public sector.

Getting from A to Z: Why Animal Activists Should Support Incremental Reforms to Help Animals

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Friedrich

Not supporting welfare reforms is both speciesist and counterproductive. And while saying "all or nothing" might make us feel pure, it hurts animals.

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 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...

Note to Malcolm Gladwell: (Social) Media Matters

Kirk Cheyfitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Kirk Cheyfitz

Malcolm Gladwell makes a handsome living endorsing or attacking common wisdom in ways that sound smart. And now, he has wormed his way into the unfolding drama in Cairo.

Weekly Audit: Crashing the Koch's Billionaire Caucus

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Oil barons Charles and David Koch held their annual billionaires' summit in Palm Springs on Sunday, Na...

Glenn Beck's Attacks on Frances Fox Piven Trigger Death Threats

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter Dreier

For two years Beck has targeted the political science professor as a Marxist Machiavelli whose writings constitute a manifesto for a radical revolution. But in recent months Beck has escalated his hate even further.