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Automating 'We the People': New White House Initiative for Citizen Petitions

Sarah Granger | Posted 11.04.2011 | Technology
Sarah Granger

The new site, to be released in the near future, will allow for petition creation, signage, promotion and review on the White House website.

Weekly Mulch: Obama Lacks Vision on Energy, Stomach to Defend EPA

The Media Consortium | Posted 06.01.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

President Obama made an energy speech this week that had little new to offer, while on Capitol Hill, Republicans were pushing to relieve the governm...

Weekly Mulch: Activist Tim DeChristopher Convicted of Two Felonies

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Environmental activist Tim DeChristopher was convicted yesterday of two felony counts. DeChristopher was o...

Weekly Diaspora: The 2012 Budget and Our Unsecured Border

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger President Obama is taking heat from all sides this week for his 2012 budget proposal, which propose...

Weekly Audit: Police Defy Order to Clear Protesters from Wisconsin Capital

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger On Monday afternoon, the Capitol Police in Madison, Wisconsin refused to enforce an order to clear the...

Weekly Pulse: The Republicans' War On Women

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger The entire federal government might shut down over birth control. Yes, birth control. This special e...

Weekly Mulch: Chevron Must Pay; GOP Tries to Gut the EPA

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger A Bolivian judge ordered Chevron this week to pay $8.6 billion in damages for polluting the Amazon rainfor...

Weekly Mulch: The Dirty Truth about Natural Gas and Energy Innovation

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger The argument against natural gas got a boost this week, when a congressional investigation turned up evide...

Weekly Mulch: Can Clean Energy Curb Climate Change? Probably Not.

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger During the State of the Union address earlier this week, President Barack Obama spoke at length about clea...

Weekly Pulse: Don't Snort Bath Salts, Kids

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger According to Robin Marty of Care2.org, today's young whippersnappers are snorting bath salts and pl...

Weekly Mulch: Why is the U.S. Losing the Clean Energy Race to China? Blame the Climate Cranks

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger President Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao touched on energy issues in the bilateral summit between t...

Weekly Pulse: White House Takes Offensive Against Health Care Repeal

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger This week, House Republicans will hold a vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The bill is expecte...

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 Diaspora: Tucson Shooting Reshapes Explosive Immigration Debate

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger The Tucson shooting that left Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) critically wounded and 6 oth...

Weekly Pulse: Giffords Shooting Reveals Flaws in U.S. Mental Health Services

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) was shot in the head at a constituent outreach event in a supermarket...

Weekly Mulch: At Cancun, Incentives Point Toward Incremental Progress on Climate Change

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger This year's round of the United Nations-led climate change negotiations, ongoing in Cancun, Mexico, for the ...

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 Mulch: What's in Your Water? Nuclear Waste, Coal Slurries and Industrial Estrogen

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger It won't be long before the world has to confront its diminishing supply of clean water. "We've had the sa...

Weekly Mulch: Climate Deniers Set to Freeze Progress in Congress

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger A chill is coming to Washington. A wave of climate change deniers were elected to office this week, and co...

Weekly Mulch: White House Relents on Solar Panels; Why Congressional Inaction Hasn't Stopped Green Building

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Rosie Powers, Media Consortium blogger The Obama administration finally agreed to assemble solar panels on the roof of the White House. It's encou...

Weekly Pulse: Sharron Angle Mocks Insurance for Autism; The Fight to Save Food Stamps

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger The woman gunning for Sen. Harry Reid's (D-NV) job doesn't believe that autism exists. Yes, you hea...

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 Mulch: Kicking Our Addiction to AC--Why DC Needs to Step Up

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

Weekly Mulch: Kicking Our Addiction to AC--Why DC Needs to Step Upby Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger This summer, Americans are cranking up the...

Weekly Diaspora: Department of Justice Challenges Arizona's SB 1070--What's next?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Erin Rosa, Media Consortium blogger On Tuesday, the Department of Justice filed suit against the state of Arizona in an effort to overturn a string...

Weekly Diaspora: Zero Hour Approaching for Federal Immigration Reform

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Erin Rosa, Media Consortium blogger The countdown is on. Half a million supporters of comprehensive immigration reform rallied across the country o...