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Who Pays for Political Ads?

Bill Moyers | Posted 06.02.2012 | Politics
Bill Moyers

It's simplicity itself: Give citizens access online to find out quickly and directly who's buying our elections. Hardly an unreasonable request, given how much cash the broadcasters make from their free use of the airwaves. But the broadcasting industry's response has been a simple, declarative "Not on your life!" It would cost too much money, they claim.

How Philanthropy Can Help Create Informed and Engaged Communities

Eric Newton | Posted 06.12.2011 | Impact
Eric Newton

More funders who care about civic health in their communities can and should consider getting involved in the growing movement of local journalism. A new guide tells you how.

Is Journalism Going Through Its Own Reformation?

Alexander Howard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alexander Howard

The traditional "high priests of journalism" -- newspaper and magazine editors -- controlled what was covered. No more, or at least not in online news.

Waldman: Still Not Getting It...

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

If women have true choices, increased access to and support for adoption services will not dramatically affect the rate of abortions.

Waldman and Saletan: Oh, What a Fine Bromance!

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

Waldman suggests we set up a Presidential commission to study the "sacredness of sex" and that the President start to talk about this as part of his platform. If I want the government to tell me how and what to think about sex, I'll buy a plane ticket to Afghanistan and live under the original Taliban.

NRLC Recycles Debunked Born Alive Attacks

Emily Douglas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emily Douglas

The NRLC plans to air a radio ad nationwide charging that Obama is "responsible for killing a bill to provide care and protection for babies who are born alive after abortions."