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Watch: How Dollarocracy Is Destroying America

Bill Moyers | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Bill Moyers

The money and power behind last week's election results confirm what everyone knows: democracy is under siege. Corporations buy elections with virtually unlimited cash and big media conglomerates reap billions from political advertising.

Former Quadrapeligic's AMAZING Marathon Feat

Posted 07.16.2013 | Chicago

Finishing a marathon is an impressive physical achievement for any runner, but for John Nichols — who two decades prior became quadriplegic from a w...

7 Exciting, Inspiring -- and Overlooked -- Lessons From the "99 Percent" Election

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

This election was a clear and unequivocal victory for the populist positions the president took on the campaign trail. Don't believe the hype: This was a great night for progressives, populists and agents of change.

Lucia Graves

'Koch Brothers Exposed:' How Billionaire Brothers Shaped The Political Narrative

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Over the past two years, Charles and David Koch have commanded a great deal of attention and been held up as an example of how corporate...

Obama Sics Media On Romney

Dan Kennedy | Posted 03.26.2012 | Media
Dan Kennedy

The media are having no problem decoding the not-so-secret message from last night. Obama wants us to know that Mitt Romney is what the president's new role model, Theodore Roosevelt, would have called a "malefactor of great wealth."

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 Audit: Massive Protest In Wisconsin Shows Walker's Overreach

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger About 100,000 people gathered in Madison, Wisconsin to protest Gov. Scott Walker's new anti-collective...

"What Are You Reading?" Asked the LA Times Festival of Books

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Linda Milazzo

In a city known for its Hollywood glitz and climate-friendly outdoor living, what many don't know about Los Angeles is how much it reveres its book festival.

John Nichols, Terry O'Neill On 'Bill Moyers': Health Care Overhaul Needs More Reforms (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Bill Moyers tackles health care reform Friday evening on "Bill Moyers Journal" in an interview with journalist John Nichols of The Nation and women's ...

Weekly Audit: Wall Street Goes to the Movies

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Zach Carter, Media Consortium blogger Last week, the U.S. Senate rejected a plan that would have broken up the nation's six largest banks firms in...

American Journalism Is Being Reborn

Rory O'Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rory O'Connor

Many media outlets now face a resource emergency, so how do we save journalism? Can a vibrant press be kept free of interference and censorship while being sustained by massive government subsidies?

McChesney and Nichols: $30-billion to save journalism

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Christopher Lydon

Robert McChesney and John Nichols are grappling with the question: what would Thomas Jefferson do about the death of the American newspaper? Better, ...

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.

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.

McCain Fails to Vanquish "That One" in Debate
McCain NewsLadder

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

McCain not only pointed his finger angrily at his opponent, but chose to refer to a black man in a way that omitted any reference to his humanity. Even if that was not his intention, it was not a particularly deft move.