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Senate Democrats: Change Filibuster Rules, Make Them Talk

Dave Johnson | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Republicans filibustered the extension of unemployment benefits on the Senate floor Tuesday. Why? Because they can get away with it. Look at how the press reported what happened.

The Health Insurance Website Works -- What Will Media Whip Us Up With Next?

Dave Johnson | Posted 02.01.2014 | Media
Dave Johnson

Will the media whip the public up into a frothing fit over the terrible state of the nation's infrastructure? What about the millions of unemployed, underemployed and underpaid? The answer is: probably not.

Solutions to the Climate Crisis: Hidden in Plain Sight

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Sarah van Gelder

The most censored story of our lifetime is hiding in plain sight. We humans are disrupting the climate of the planet to the point where the world our children and grandchildren will inhabit may be unrecognizable.

The Republican Shutdown and Time Magazine's False Equivalency

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

Scherer and Altman leave Time readers with the impression that somehow Nancy Pelosi is equally responsible for the Republican Tea Party crazies in the House who are driving the country into the ground to win concessions from the president they despise.

The Republican Government Shutdown Repeats 1995 But Couldn't Come at a Worse Time

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The 2013 Republican shutdown of the United States government could be far more damaging to the country than the previous GOP-led crusade that used extortion as a tactic to try to force the hand of a Democratic president.

I Will Reflect, Not Celebrate

William H. Lamar IV | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
William H. Lamar IV

Before my political awakening the Fourth was a fun day of barbecue, games, and fellowship with family and friends. Now, I reflect upon this nation's refusal to live up to the syrupy platitudes about liberty and sacrifice our political leaders will serve us like so many hot dogs.

NPR's 'Weakened Edition' -- and What We Can Do Anyway

Steve Bhaerman | Posted 07.29.2013 | Media
Steve Bhaerman

Now is the time to remember Margaret Mead's classic quote: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

Sometimes a Cigar Is Just a Cigar

Steve Bhaerman | Posted 06.21.2013 | Media
Steve Bhaerman

There is no longer a trusted arbiter of the "truth" people are free to believe whatever they believe and hunker into their "silos" and receive only the information that reinforces their preconceptions.

The Romney Campaign's Situational Demagoguery

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 09.24.2012 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

Worse than Swift Boating and worse than Willie Horton, Mitt Romney is running the most craven, dishonest, and hypocritical campaign we've seen in contemporary American politics.

In Year of Uprisings, Reporters Brave Crackdowns from Wall St. to Tahrir Square

Michelle Chen | Posted 04.11.2012 | Media
Michelle Chen

You wouldn't think handling a notebook or a camera could be a hazardous line of work. But according to the latest global Press Freedom Index, abuse and oppression of reporters has made journalism an increasingly risky job in many countries.

'Green News Report' - January 3, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.04.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: We're bac...

'Green News Report' - December 22, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.21.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Breaking:...

'Green News Report' - December 20, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.19.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Rush Limb...

'Green News Report' - December 15, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.14.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Arsenic a...

'Green News Report' - December 13, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.12.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Climate c...

'Green News Report' - December 8, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.07.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Triumph o...

'Green News Report' - December 6, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.05.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: It's not ...

'Green News Report' - December 1, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.31.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Newt make...

'Green News Report' - November 29, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.29.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: What was ...

'Green News Report' - November 22, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.22.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Meet the ...

'Green News Report' - November 17, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.17.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Political...

'Green News Report' - November 15, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.15.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Occupy Wal...

'Green News Report' - November 10, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.10.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Perry can...

'Green News Report' - November 8, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.08.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Massive p...

'Green News Report' - November 3, 2011

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.03.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The buck ...