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Weekly Pulse: Insurance, Dispersants, and Teen Botox

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Is the IV Bag half-empty or half-full? Theda Skocpol, the author of a forthcoming book on President Ba...

Weekly Audit: Foreclosure Mills, Social Security and the Fed's Failures

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Amanda Anderson, Media Consortium blogger Editor's Note: Zach Carter is out this week, but we've compiled a rundown of the biggest economy-related ...

Foreclosure Mills: Wall Street's Latest Fraud Scheme

Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Zach Carter

Banks broke the law and hired other people to break the law for them, scoring big profits without being punished. Is it any wonder that they're still at it?

Weekly Audit: Silencing Conservative Deficit Hawks

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

The same conservatives who spent the past year senselessly screaming about the U.S. budget deficit are now demanding an extension of the Bush tax cuts for the rich.

Weekly Mulch: How Reid's Energy Bill Undermines Senate Climate Efforts

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) introduced a limited energy bill that responds to the oi...

Weekly Diaspora: Evangelicals Unexpected Allies for Immigration Reform

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

With only a week remaining before Arizona's contentious Senate Bill 1070 becomes law, Arizona human and immigrant rights groups have found unlikely allies among the religious community.

Weekly Audit: Why Elizabeth Warren Should Head New Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Zach Carter, Media Consortium blogger With the Wall Street reform bill finally cleared through Congress, activists and intellectuals are pushin...

Weekly Mulch: Kicking Our Addiction to AC--Why DC Needs to Step Up

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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Weekly Mulch: Kicking Our Addiction to AC--Why DC Needs to Step Upby Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger This summer, Americans are cranking up the...

Weekly Pulse: The Religious Right vs. Birth Control

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

Weekly Pulse: The Religious Right vs. Birth Controlby Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Does health care reform's promise of preventive car...

Weekly Pulse: Where Are the Anti-Choicers at the Kagan Hearings?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

As Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan begins her second week of confirmation hearings, Mother Jones' Stephanie Mencimer wonders why the anti-abortion protesters have been uncharacteristically subdued this time around.

Weekly Audit: Congressional Inaction Feeding Unemployment Crisis

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
The Media Consortium

President Barack Obama's economic team was slow to recognize the severity of the jobs crisis, and now seems unable to get Congress to actually do something about it.

Weekly Pulse: FACE the Facts

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger In 1993, anti-choice extremists murdered a doctor, burned 12 buildings, set off a bomb, and blockaded ...

Weekly Mulch: When will America be free from BP?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger On July 4th, Americans are supposed to celebrate their independence. We may no longer have to worry about a ...

Weekly Diaspora: Obama to Congress: It's Time to Support Immigration Reform

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Erin Rosa, Media Consortium blogger This morning, President Barack Obama condemned the "failure by those of us in Washington to fix a broken immigr...

Weekly Mulch: Oil rig sinks, as does Senate climate bill

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Two disasters flared up this week, one environmental, the other political. Off the coast of Louisiana, oil f...

Weekly Audit: Brown-Nosing Wall Street Reform

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Zach Carter, Media Consortium blogger More than two years after the collapse of Bear Stearns, the House and Senate finally ironed out their differ...

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 Pulse: U.S. Social Forum Tackles Health Issues

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Tens of thousands of progressive activists are converging on Detroit this week for the U.S. Social For...

Weekly Diaspora: What the #$@!, Arizona?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Erin Rosa, Media Consortium blogger While federal lawmakers cautiously mull over the possibility of dropping a comprehensive immigration reform bil...

Weekly Pulse: What Would Jesus Insure?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Christian groups are trying to create a run around health care reform by setting up alternative, unreg...

Weekly Audit: How Deregulation Fueled Goldman Sachs' Scam

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Zach Carter, Media Consortium blogger Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission filed fraud charges against Goldman Sachs and underscored w...

Weekly Mulch: Can Washington Stand Up to the Energy Industry?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger President Barack Obama and Congressional leaders spent this week trying to stand up to the oil industry. 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.

Weekly Audit: Congress Must Get Tough On Wall Street

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Zach Carter, Media Consortium blogger Congress returns from its April recess this week with financial reform at the top of its to-do list. With mil...

Weekly Pulse: Rhythm Method Madness

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Seventeen percent of sexually active teenage girls said they used the rhythm method as a means of birt...