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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 Audit: Hostile Takeover Threat Spurs Concessions from Michigan Unions

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Michigan's new Emergency Manager Law is already forcing major concessions from unions. The law gives t...

Weekly Audit: A Recall Fight Brewing in Wisconsin?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Tens of thousands of people continue their peaceful occupation of the Wisconsin state capital to prote...

Weekly Audit: One Nation with No Jobs

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Tens of thousands of Americans rallied for jobs and justice at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D...

Weekly Diaspora: The High Cost of Cheap Labor

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger A new study about the effects of immigration on U.S. employment supports the long-standing argumen...

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: Rand Paul, DIY Ophthalmologist

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Instead of getting some fancy board-certification as an ophthalmologist, Paul decided to "go Galt" and make up his own credentials.

A Gay Immigrant Reaches for a DREAM

Steve Ralls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Ralls

This evening in Arizona, a young, gay man is literally putting his life on the line. In today's Arizona, the fact that Mohammad Abdollahi is willing ...

Weekly Diaspora: More Hypocrisy in Arizona

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Erin Rosa, Media Consortium blogger After passing what is arguably the harshest immigration law in the country--SB 1070 forces local police to adhe...

Weekly Pulse: Obama Stalls for Time with Health Care Summit

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium Blogger President Barack Obama's February 25 health care summit, where he will appear on TV with Republican le...

Weekly Audit: Fixing the Foreclosure Problem

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
The Media Consortium

The U.S. job market may be showing signs of life, but the scenario isn't really so rosy, as our government has yet to relieve the foreclosure pandemic.

Weekly Mulch: Urban Farming 'Mushrooms' During Recession

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

Urban agriculture has a tradition of mushrooming during tough times.

John Conyers, It's Time to Speak Up

Lawrence Lessig and Michael Eisen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence Lessig and Michael Eisen

Conyers' proposed ban on "open access publishing" is the darling of the publishing industry because it would force the public to buy for-profit journals to get information that would otherwise be online for free.

G.O.P. Sues Michigan Independent Media Over "Lose Your House, Lose Your Vote" Story

M.S. Bellows, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
M.S. Bellows, Jr.

In an escalation of a dispute between the Democratic and Republican parties over voter suppression, a Michigan G.O.P. official, with the backing of th...

House To Hold Hearing on Scheme to Disenfranchise Foreclosed Homeowners

M.S. Bellows, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
M.S. Bellows, Jr.

The House Judiciary Committee, headed by Michigan Congressman John Conyers, will be investigating the alleged "caging" scheme, which reports indicate was targeted for Michigan, Ohio and possibly other battleground states.