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The F Word: Fighting Class War Fighting Bob Style

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Obama spoke to a labor crowd in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Monday, calling for new energy investment, and new infrastructure. The word most people want t...

The F Word: Accepting Defeat in Iraq

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Better we come to grips with defeat than concede that a lawless operation in some way won and made the U.S. stronger. It didn't.

Weekly Pulse: DIY Abortions on the Border, Pawlenty Screws MN on Sex Ed

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Weekly Pulse: DIY Abortions on the Border, Pawlenty Screws MN on SexEd by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Women on along U.S.-Mexico bord...

Weekly Audit: Why Do Deficit Hawks Hate Social Security?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Zach Carter, Media Consortium blogger Last week, Social Security advocates learned something they had long suspected. Arguments for cutting Social ...

Weekly Pulse: Insurance, Dispersants, and Teen Botox

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Is the IV Bag half-empty or half-full? Theda Skocpol, the author of a forthcoming book on President Ba...

Weekly Audit: Are Handouts For Billionaires More Important Than Feeding Children?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Zach Carter, Media Consortium blogger The crazy conservative assault on government spending has become one of the most irrational economic policy d...

Weekly Audit: Foreclosure Mills, Social Security and the Fed's Failures

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Amanda Anderson, Media Consortium blogger Editor's Note: Zach Carter is out this week, but we've compiled a rundown of the biggest economy-related ...

Weekly Audit: Silencing Conservative Deficit Hawks

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

The same conservatives who spent the past year senselessly screaming about the U.S. budget deficit are now demanding an extension of the Bush tax cuts for the rich.

Weekly Audit: Why Are Unemployment Benefits A Major Political Fight?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Zach Carter, Media Consortium blogger Congress finally authorized an extension of unemployment benefits on Wednesday, providing a critical life...

Dan Froomkin

Props To A Journalist Who Doesn't Get Distracted

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

(Crossposted from NiemanWatchdog.org.) The mainstream media have always been easily distracted and beguiled -- but never more than now, when the next...

The F Word: Top Secret: Privatizing Fails

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

While deficit hawks obsess over spending, private security companies, private spies, and private armies rule the tax dollar roost.

BP Oil Spill Motivates Sum

Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harvey Gotliffe, Ph.D.

With the oil spill once again announced as "under control," amidst the chaos, confusion, and the loss of livelihoods, sea life, bird life and beaches, there are some who are trying to benefit from this man-made catastrophe.

Think Again: Kabuki Democracy: The Responses

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Alterman

Late last week, I published a 17,000 word article on The Nation. Given the length, a lot of people did not bother to read enough of it to understand its central argument before commenting on it.

Weekly Audit: The Hidden Casualties of the Great Recession

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Annie Shields, Media Consortium blogger The June labor market report announced that the unemployment rate is down from 9.7 to 9.5 percent and 83,00...

Weekly Audit: Congressional Inaction Feeding Unemployment Crisis

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
The Media Consortium

President Barack Obama's economic team was slow to recognize the severity of the jobs crisis, and now seems unable to get Congress to actually do something about it.

Weekly Pulse: FACE the Facts

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger In 1993, anti-choice extremists murdered a doctor, burned 12 buildings, set off a bomb, and blockaded ...

Weekly Audit: Brown-Nosing Wall Street Reform

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Zach Carter, Media Consortium blogger More than two years after the collapse of Bear Stearns, the House and Senate finally ironed out their differ...

Progressive? Then Don't Boycott Israel

Ben S. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ben S. Cohen

A recent article in the Nation was at its most preposterous in depicting BDS as a grassroots movement assembling Palestinians, anti-Zionist Jews, and labor unionists in a moral crusade against Zionism.

Weekly Mulch: As risks for oil and gas grow, USSF offers change

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger BP oil has been spilling into the Gulf of Mexico for more than two months, and while attention has focused t...

Torture Talisman, Torture Taboo

Barry Eisler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barry Eisler

The right has done America a lot of damage by cross-promoting its ideology through fiction. It's time the left returned fire, using every tool at its disposal to restore America to safety and sanity.

Weekly Mulch: Citizens Lead Cochabamba Climate Negotiations

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Environmental advocates from around the world gathered in Cochabamba, Bolivia, this week and resolved that, ...

Weekly Audit: How Deregulation Fueled Goldman Sachs' Scam

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Zach Carter, Media Consortium blogger Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission filed fraud charges against Goldman Sachs and underscored w...

Weekly Mulch: Cochabamba Summit to Combat Climate Change Innovatively

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger On Monday, climate activists, nonprofit leaders, and governmental officials will gather in Cochabamba, Boli...

Weekly Audit: Financial Reform Makes Headway, Jobs And Social Security In Jeopardy

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Zach Carter, Media Consortium blogger Two critical Wall Street reforms, once declared dead by U.S. megabanks, are suddenly close to Congressional ...

What Are Americans Doing About the Gulf Oil Spill?

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah van Gelder

We can make the changes that are needed, and this moment of shock and grief at the horrible damage to the Gulf is the right time to act.