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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...

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 ...

The Nation May Benefit From GOP Victory

nytimes.com | JEREMY W. PETERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Despite all the gloom, could last week's Democratic pummeling actually have a silver lining for The Nation, once home to writers like Henry James, Ezr...

Weekly Mulch: Was Cancun Climate Conference a Success?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger The United Nations-led Climate Conference at Cancun was not a diplomatic disaster, but for climate activis...

Weekly Diaspora: DREAM Act Passes the House, Heads to the Senate

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger A bill that would create a path to legalization for undocumented youth passed the House of Represen...

Weekly Mulch: If Cancun Climate Talks Falter, Blame the U.S.

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger The most recent round of United Nations-led climate change negotiations began this week in Cancun, and alt...

Weekly Audit: Millions of Americans Could Lose Unemployment Benefits

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Weekly Audit: Millions of Americans Could Lose Unemployment BenefitsEditor's Note: Happy Thanksgiving from the Media Consortium! This week, we aren't ...

Want to Teach Democracy? Improve School Lunches

Alice Waters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Alice Waters

What's missing from the national conversation about school lunch reform is the opportunity to use food to teach values that are central to democracy.

Video of Torture Hearing Released (VIDEO)

Joshua Kors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joshua Kors

Some of war's most disturbing moments don't happen on the battlefield. Such was the case when Sergeant Chuck Luther sat before a Congressional committee and described how he was tortured by U.S. Army officials.

Weekly Pulse: The Coming War on Health Reform, Government Cheese, and how CPCs Incubate Anti-Choice Violence

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Republicans don't have the votes to repeal health care reform, but they are determined to use their ...

Weekly Audit: Banks Get Big Bucks, Consumers Get Bupkis

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Weekly Audit: Banks Get Big Bucks, Consumers Get Bupkisby Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Last week, the Federal Reserve announced a plan...

Weekly Diaspora: Lawless Judges, Immigrant Soldiers, and Deportee Pardons

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
The Media Consortium

Misconduct and corruption within our immigration agencies are not merely the product of overcrowding and understaffing, but rather persistent inaction on the part of powerful lawmakers and government officials.

Weekly Pulse: Crisis Pregnancy Centers, Christine O'Donnell, Condoms, and Concussions

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs) in New York City may soon have to level with the public about their ...

The McLaughlin Group: It's the "Professional Left's" Fault

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

When Obama's agenda began to peter out under the weight of Republican obstructionism and his own tendency to play it safe, it was the Democratic base that worked the hardest trying to prevent him from falling.

Weekly Audit: Foreclosuregate Hits Home

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Weekly Audit: Foreclosuregate Hits Homeby Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Earlier this month, Bank of America (BOA), the country's larges...

Don't Sweep Away Crop Diversity

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Efforts throughout Africa to promote staple crops -- high in calories but lacking in essential nutrients -- have ignored the importance of indigenous foods.

Howard Dean as John the Baptist and Other Big Ideas at the Little Idea

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Andrea Chalupa

Ari Berman does a wonderful thing in his new book Herding Donkeys -- he investigates how common sense usurped power in Washington.

DOBBS VS. THE NATION: Lou Dobbs, Magazine Author Square Off On MSNBC Over Story

Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The night after The Nation published its explosive article alleging that former CNN anchor Lou Dobbs, who has become infamous for his hard-line stance...

Lou Dobbs, Hypocrisy and Corporate Power

Gabe Gonzalez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gabe Gonzalez

The undocumented are all around us. This is the truth of how we live in America. Yet, somehow, we cannot allow ourselves to do the right thing by the people who feed us, take care of us and make us comfortable.

HYPOCRITE

Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

UPDATE: On his radio show Thursday, Lou Dobbs and The Nation's Isabel Macdonald, who wrote the story alleging that Dobbs has been employing undocument...

Weekly Audit: One Nation with No Jobs

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Tens of thousands of Americans rallied for jobs and justice at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D...

Gov 2.0 at Ogilvy DC

Kety Esquivel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kety Esquivel

Yesterday we had the great honor of hosting an amazing panel of speakers at our Ogilvy DC office to discuss Gov 2.0. An intrepid audience was not dau...

Weekly Diaspora: DREAM Act Stalls, Voting Rights Violations in Arizona

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Immigration reform activists suffered a disappointing setback this week. The Senate failed to muste...

Weekly Audit: Can Elizabeth Warren Save the Economy?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Zach Carter, Media Consortium blogger President Barack Obama's decision to appoint Elizabeth Warren to set up the new Consumer Financial Protection...

The 50 Most Influential Progressives of the 20th Century

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

We all stand on the shoulders of earlier generations of radicals and reformers who challenged the status quo of their day. Unfortunately, most Americans know little of this progressive history.