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Nathan Havey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Nathan Havey

A quick digest of the week's social media news with a side of fun? You're welcome. Introducing CRUSH, the weekly web-show that takes the news on the...

What's Up With the Rainforest: Incredible New Species Discovered in Ecuador

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Boyce

Our first story brings us deep into the Ecuadorian jungle for an announcement about the discovery of 30 new species. Among the most fascinating are a species of see-through frog (no really) and a tiny eraser-sized gecko.

You Say You Want A Revolution? The Virtual One Is Almost Here

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
James Boyce

Bet for the top story of 2010 being the Internet Revolution. The next two to three years are when we are going to see the Internet become what we all thought it would be.

Weekly Audit: Ending the Economic Status Quo Economy NewsLadder

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Zach Carter, TMC MediaWire Blogger The banking lobby still holds enough sway inside the Beltway to torpedo sensible consumer protection rules, ev...

Weekly Immigration Wire: Fighting H1N1 Hype Immigration NewsLadder

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

The Ramirez murder is, like the H1N1 flu, another opportunity to examine what protections are in place to guard human health and life.

Weekly Immigration Wire: Legalize the Undocumented, Help Fix the Economy Immigration NewsLadder

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Nezua, TMC MediaWire Blogger The dialogue on immigration has, historically, been contentious and cyclical. There are times when hysteria peaks, an...

Weekly Audit: It's a Recession, Stupid (and what that means) Economy NewsLadder

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
The Media Consortium

We are clearly out of options that match up with Friedman's monetarism, indicating that public policy has nowhere left to turn except direct government spending on economic support.

Weekly Audit: Stimulus Stagnation Economy NewsLadder

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
The Media Consortium

One of the left's major problems with the stimulus package: the corporate "net operating loss carryback" giveaway.

Weekly Audit: Filling FDR's Shoes Economy NewsLadder

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

The Great Depression permanently changed the government's role in the U.S economy, and it appears increasingly plausible that the current recession will have an equally lasting policy legacy.

Weekly Pulse: America's Next Top Doctor (Healthcare Newsladder)

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

The surgeon general has an informal role as the country's leading medical and lifestyle educator, and it's that role the Gupta is uniquely positioned to fill.

Weekly Audit: Curbing Decline in 2009 (Economy NewsLadder)

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

The first step in rebuilding a government that actually responds to problems before they reach the bailout stage will be Obama's highly anticipated economic recovery package.

Hilda Solis: Get Excited

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Obama named Rep. Hilda Solis as the next administration's Secretary of Labor this morning and to put it simply, progressives are ecstatic about the pick.

Weekly Immigration Wire: From Brooklyn Streets to Hollywood Blvd, Responses to Growing Tension

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

For this week's Immigration Wire, I'd like to look at how different social groups are dealing with issues related to immigration -- and all of its accompanying cultural shifts.

The Weekly Pulse: Good News and Bad News Healthcare NewsLadder

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

In one of today's more bizarre health stories, we find tobacco giant Philip Morris likening itself to the NAACP in order to get out of paying compensation to smokers.

Weekly Audit: Chicago workers strike back, jobs strike out, Obama strikes new New Deal Economy NewsLadder

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Zach Carter, Media Consortium MediaWire blogger President-elect Barack Obama rolled out his highly anticipated priorities for an economic recovery...

Weekly Pulse: Pro-Choice Cabinet Picks Boon for Health At Home and Abroad (Healthcare NewsLadder)

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
The Media Consortium

Optimism is running high in the reproductive health community that Clinton will use her new office to champion women's health issues worldwide.

Healthcare: Out with the Old, In With the New

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Another sobering statistic: The US military loses the equivalent of a brigade of veterans to suicide each year -- yet more evidence that mental health parity should be a priority in health care reform.

Who Could Have Predicted Hillary As Secretary Of State? Me.

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Boyce

When the Secretary of State page went up on November 5th and the bets started to be laid down on Intrade, there was a large number, relatively, of initial bets placed on Hillary for Secretary of State.

What's Up At NewsLadder: Minnesota Recount, A Georgia Runoff And Hillary?

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
James Boyce

Friday morning is NewsLadder time and it's been a busy week, with lots of good news, good traffic and great stories bubbling up from the best of independent media.

John Kerry For Secretary Of State. Max Cleland For Secretary Of Veterans Affairs

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Boyce

War and Climate Change are the two great issues facing our country and our world. John Kerry is better than any considered to address them.

After the MySpace Election, the MySpace Cabinet Selection Process

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Boyce

Just as the netroots had injected itself squarely in the middle of the political conversation in this country, so now too, will the most DC of processes be broken wide open.

What's Up at NewsLadder: Alternet's 10 Biggest Differences Between Barack Obama and John McCain

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
James Boyce

The mainstream media doesn't regurgitate McCain's claim that he would balance the budget in four years like a statement of fact, because the swarm of blogging fact checkers wouldn't allow it.

Vets For Freedom NewsLadder Is Up: It's Fair and Balanced (Really)

Dave Johnson and James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson and James Boyce

At the Vets for Freedom NewsLadder, we are linking to all of the stories and articles about VFF and together we can ask -- and potentially answer -- some very basic questions about politics and the War.

Word Of The Week: Manufactroversy

Andrew Daley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Andrew Daley

One of the challenges in online marketing is that everything you do is happening in a vortex of communication and activity.