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How Seattle's $15 Minimum Wage Victory Began in New York City's Zuccotti Park

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

On Monday, Seattle struck a blow against rising inequality when its City Council unanimously adopted a citywide minimum wage of $15 an hour, the highest in the nation. This dramatic change in public policy is partly the result of changes brought about by last November's Seattle municipal elections. But it is also the consequence of years of activism in Seattle and around the country.

Michael Calderone

American Prospect Magazine Considers Cutting Back

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.28.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- The American Prospect, an influential liberal politics and policy magazine, is considering shifting from a bimonthly to a quarterly public...

Michael Calderone

Liberal D.C. Magazine Raises Enough To Stay Alive

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 06.20.2012 | Media

The American Prospect, the liberal politics and policy magazine that was on the verge of shutting down last month, has exceeded its fundraising goal a...

The American Prospect Meets Fundraising Goal, Needs Plenty More

politico.com | DYLAN BYERS | | Posted 07.30.2012 | Media

The good news: The American Prospect, which has sought financial donations to keep it afloat, has met its $200,000 goal. The other news: It is now ...

Michael Calderone

American Prospect Rakes In Donations Amid News It May Close

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.01.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- The American Prospect has raised $7,500 from 130 individual donors since The Huffington Post reported Monday that the cash-strapped libera...

Michael Calderone

Influential Liberal Magazine May Close

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.01.2012 | Media

The American Prospect, an influential liberal politics and policy magazine, could shut its doors at the end of May unless the nonprofit publication ra...

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 Mulch: The EPA Can Regulate Carbon, For Now

The Media Consortium | Posted 06.08.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger This week, the House voted to shut down the carbon regulation program at the Environmental Protection Agency...

Weekly Audit: Hostile Takeover Threat Spurs Concessions from Michigan Unions

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Michigan's new Emergency Manager Law is already forcing major concessions from unions. The law gives t...

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 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 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 Pulse: End-of-Life Counseling Returns, But Death Panels Still Nonsense

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger A proposed program to cover counseling sessions for seniors on end-of-life care has risen from the a...

Weekly Audit: Curbing the Deficit, Cat Food, and You

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Weekly Audit: Curbing the Deficit, Cat Food, and Youby Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger The deficit commission released its much anticipat...

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...

What Kind of Capitalism?

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

We are surely at a crossroads. Like the choices facing America during the Great Depression, we need to rescue capitalism again. But what kind of capitalism will best serve the most people?

Weekly Audit: Don't Let Citizens United Wreck Our Economy

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Zach Carter, Media Consortium Blogger In a landmark decision last week, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations could spend unlimited funds to in...

Weekly Diaspora: Does Coakley's Loss Spell Trouble for Immigration Reform?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Nezua, Media Consortium Blogger Professional pundits and Democratic politicians are in a frenzy over what Martha Coakley's senate seat loss to Repu...

Weekly Audit: Fixing the Foreclosure Problem

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
The Media Consortium

The U.S. job market may be showing signs of life, but the scenario isn't really so rosy, as our government has yet to relieve the foreclosure pandemic.

Jason Linkins

The Long Dark Teatime Of Tapper's Twitter

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Oh, good grief -- Twitter truly has become the Sum Of All Fails.

"Republicants" Deny the Sky is Falling

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Republicans are terrified of the stimulus because if it works, then Americans will think good thoughts about government action and spending.