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Why Romney's Desperate Welfare Attacks Won't Work

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

The Romney campaign's particularly scurrilous and misplaced attack against Obama on the issue of welfare is more likely to serve as another reminder of Romney's inability to speak relevantly to the concerns of typical Americans than anything else.

Pity the Poor Billionaires

Bill Moyers | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics
Bill Moyers

So-called "mega donors" are upset that their campaign contributions are being exposed to public view, ignoring our right to know who is giving money to candidates -- and the opportunity to try to figure out why. The sound you hear is the world's smallest violin, say, a teeny-tiny Stradivarius insured for millions.

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 Pulse: Egg Salad Surprise! Congress Votes to Clean Up Food Supply

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger It's a Christmas-week miracle! The Senate, in a vote that astonished everyone, brought the Food Safe...

Heads They Win, Tails You Lose: For the Beltway Media, Even Democratic Victories Prove the Country is Conservative

Paul Waldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Paul Waldman

When Republicans win, we're told that Democrats need to move to the center. When Democrats win, on the other hand, we're told that... Democrats need to move to the center.

Meet the Bloggers: Henry Rollins and Paul Waldman Spurn the Media's Love for McCain

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert Greenwald

2008-09-07-meetblogg.jpg Make no mistake, FOX is willing to do whatever it takes to advance their conservative agenda. They will lie, smear, and distort to their hearts' content.