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Weekly Pulse: Japan's Nuclear Crisis Deepens

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger A second reactor unit at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan may have ruptured, authorities...

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 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...

The F Word: Hijinks or Undercover Ops?

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

[NOTE -- GRITtv will feature a segment on the Landrieu break-in with David Price and Lindsay Beyerstein, posting Tuesday, Feb. 2, 8 pm EST.] If four ...

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.

Daily Pulse: Baucus Coughs Up a Bill

Lindsay Beyerstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lindsay Beyerstein

The president lit a fire under Max Baucus (D-Mont) and the Senate Finance Committee by unexpectedly announcing last week that he'd be laying out his own vision for health care reform this Wednesday.

Daily Pulse: Obama to Outline Vision for Health Care Reform

Lindsay Beyerstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lindsay Beyerstein

This is Obama's last chance to recapture the momentum that Democrats lost to corporate-backed town hall hooligans and misinformation during the August recess.

Daily Pulse: Goldfish and the Public Option

Lindsay Beyerstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lindsay Beyerstein

Perhaps the biggest drawback of Obama's hands off approach is that administration can't make a positive case for reform. So, the president has decided to step in and dictate terms to Congress.

The Daily Pulse: Deep Six the Gang of Six

Lindsay Beyerstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lindsay Beyerstein

The White House has given up on Republican gangster Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY). They finally got the hint when Enzi told a radio listeners that Democrats wanted to kill the elderly.

Weekly Pulse: Healthcare Reform After Kennedy

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

If the Democrats want healthcare reform, they are going to have to go it alone. Let's hope they pass a bill that would make Sen. Kennedy proud.

Weekly Pulse: Public Option on Life Support

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

The White House is sorely mistaken if it thinks that the public option belongs in the "nice but not necessary" category. Without it, there's little hope of containing costs or reigning in the power of insurance companies.

Weekly Pulse: Mob Scene

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Republicans and their allies are pressuring Democratic healthcare reformers at townhall meetings around the country. Addie Stan has a blockbuster piece in AlterNet that exposes the network behind the mobs.

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.