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Weekly Audit: Fighting Economic Inequality in Haiti and at Home

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Zach Carter, Media Consortium Blogger Rampant poverty can't be written off as the result of historical accident or a worker's incompetence. It is ...

Afghanistan vs. White House Crashers: Putting Our Priorities in Place

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

If anything can be said about the week in media, it was that Americans put their priorities where their mouths are: gabbing on and on about the frivolous alongside the deeply serious.

The Nation To Release Book Mocking Palin

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

An alternative, liberal judgment of Sarah Palin's legacy will appear in book stores on November 17, the same day Palin's own autobiography, "Going Rog...

Diaper Donations: Org Helps Mothers Buy Products Not Covered By Food Stamps

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

As Peter Rothberg points out in a recent post for The Nation, many young parents, especially single mothers, are finding themselves in desperate finan...

The "Goldilocks Principle" and Afghan War Options

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

General McChrystal's recommendation for more troops and material has a distinctly Westmorelandian flavor to it. If approved, it could create an additional $40 to$80 billion per annum in war costs.

The Confidence Gap Between Democrats And Republicans

Susan J. Demas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan J. Demas

Republicans have a well-oiled propaganda machine to facilitate the fantasy of strength and popularity. The message is always the same -- whether the GOP wins or loses, it always wins.

Fox News Is the Story

Eric E. Burns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric E. Burns

The White House has exposed Fox News for what it is: not a news organization, but a partisan political entity that is waging a war against the Obama administration and its progressive agenda.

Secret Immigration Detention Centers Exist In Colorado: Report

The Colorado Independent | Joseph Boven | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

An upcoming report from The Nation purports to expose 186 secret Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention centers, four of which are locate...

New Twitter Lists, Social Influence & Torture

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

Previously, Twitter essentially held the market on recommending users, through its official list of suggested users. But it just launched a tool enabling users to create their own lists on the site.

Our Corrupt Occupation of Afghanistan

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

Is it just me, or is the pontification of Western leaders about corruption in Afghanistan growing rather tiresome? There is something very Captain R...

The Curious Case of Meghan McCain

Fernanda Diaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fernanda Diaz

When her father's campaign ended, her own kept going in an ambiguous and overexposed direction.

The UR1HTR Virus ("Hate Flu"): Stop the Epidemic!

Lea Lane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lea Lane

The hate flu seems to thrive in the southern United States, with pockets found throughout the country, especially in rural areas.

The Nation's Special Issue "Food for All"

Ben Wyskida | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ben Wyskida

There is a much broader movement out there towards food democracy: the effort to ensure healthy food for everyone.

The Daily Pulse: Deep Six the Gang of Six

Lindsay Beyerstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lindsay Beyerstein

The White House has given up on Republican gangster Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY). They finally got the hint when Enzi told a radio listeners that Democrats wanted to kill the elderly.

Weekly Audit: Four More Years of Bailout Ben

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
The Media Consortium

Why is the Bernanke reappointment a mistake? Put simply, Bernanke is completely culpable for allowing an economic crisis to foment.

Healthcare, History and Kennedy

Katrina vanden Heuvel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Katrina vanden Heuvel

We should be inspired to honor and fight for the cause of Senator Kennedy's life. The Senate's fighting liberal would not place the fate of affordable health insurance back in the hands of the private sector.

Weekly Pulse: Healthcare Reform After Kennedy

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

If the Democrats want healthcare reform, they are going to have to go it alone. Let's hope they pass a bill that would make Sen. Kennedy proud.

Weekly Audit: EFCA, Tax Cheats and the Racial Wealth Gap

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

The U.S. economy may finally be bottoming out. But while conditions may improve in a dry, statistical sense, the foundation for a productive economy has been decimated over the past three decades.

Weekly Pulse: Public Option on Life Support

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

The White House is sorely mistaken if it thinks that the public option belongs in the "nice but not necessary" category. Without it, there's little hope of containing costs or reigning in the power of insurance companies.

Whether Gates or Health Care, Race Matters

Abby L. Ferber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Abby L. Ferber

Discussions of race are not merely a distraction from more important matters; they are essential to understanding political mobilization around many of the significant policy issues facing us today.

Weekly Pulse: The Rocky Road to Reform

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Obama must have been disappointed when the non-partisan CBO announced last week that the Dem's healthcare bills won't cut spending, as he won't sign a bill that doesn't contain cost cuts.

Weekly Audit: Bigger Than "Too Big to Fail"

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
The Media Consortium

Congress should be writing regulations to curb risk in the financial system as fast as bankers are paying themselves bonuses. They're our representatives, after all, and it's our money.

Journalists Under Fire (And Who's Helping)

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

Did you read Nicholas D. Kristof's "Bullets Over Beijing," his account of being in Tiananmen Square on that fateful night twenty years ago? Uniformed...

Dennis Perrin Sounds Off on Jon Stewart, Barack Obama, and The Nation

Christian Avard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Christian Avard

Dennis Perrin: I would like to see more direct action but I knew early on in the Obama administration that it was just not going to happen.

Lawrence Korb and I Debate Military Escalation in Afghanistan (Video)

Katrina vanden Heuvel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Katrina vanden Heuvel

I believe the more responsible and effective strategy moving forward is to take US-led military escalation off the table, begin to withdraw US troops and support a regional diplomatic solution.