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Weekly Pulse: Paul Ryan's Medicare Swindle

The Media Consortium | Posted 06.13.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Robert Parry in In These Times examines how Paul Ryan's budget test would turn healthcare for the elde...

Weekly Audit: Crashing the Koch's Billionaire Caucus

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Oil barons Charles and David Koch held their annual billionaires' summit in Palm Springs on Sunday, Na...

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...

The Biggest Election Showdown is WHERE?

Jeffrey Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Smith

Michael Pollan said "For the food movement," this may be "the most important election this year." Slow Food chef Kurt Michael Friese named it, The Mo...

Weekly Diaspora: Hitting Immigrant Kids Where It Hurts

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger After a long summer of name-calling and absurd attempts to deny birthright citizenship to children ...

Weekly Pulse: Rotten Eggs, Drowsy Doctors, and Expensive Insurance

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Weekly Pulse: Rotten Eggs, Drowsy Doctors, and Expensive Insuranceby Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Tainted egg shell game The Iowa chap...

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...

Weekly Diaspora: Boycotting Arizona

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Erin Rosa, Media Consortium blogger Anti-immigrant fervor could be more costly than Arizona lawmakers expected. Thanks to SB 1070, a new law that r...

Weekly Audit: Senate Republicans Nix Jobs Bill

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Annie Shields, Media Consortium blogger It looks as if election-year strategies are trumping any actual problem-solving by Republican lawmakers. In...

Weekly Pulse: Obama to Push for Reconciliation

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Today, President Barack Obama will deliver a speech to Congress outlining his plan to move forward on ...

Daily Pulse: It Could Happen to You

Lindsay Beyerstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lindsay Beyerstein

Opponents of health care reform are trying to pit the insured against everyone else.

Weekly Immigration Wire: It's a Multicultural World, After All

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
The Media Consortium

In an increasingly connected world, our immigration policy impacts the health and well-being of many peoples and economies.

Fred Thompson: "Iraq War Going Well"

The Iowa Independent | Douglas Burns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Iowa Independent fellow and (Carroll) Daily Times Herald reporter and columnist Douglas Burns spent about 15 minutes speaking one-on-one with Republic...