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Weekly Audit: The Shocking Truth About Taxes

The Media Consortium | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger The super rich are different from you and me. For one thing, their tax rates are lower. According to I...

Weekly Pulse: Paul Ryan's Medicare Swindle

The Media Consortium | Posted 06.13.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Robert Parry in In These Times examines how Paul Ryan's budget test would turn healthcare for the elde...

Weekly Pulse: GOP Would Privatize Medicare, Gut Medicaid

The Media Consortium | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger On Tuesday, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) unveiled a draft budget resolution for 2012. Ryan's program would pr...

Weekly Audit: Republicans' Budget Declares War on Medicare

The Media Consortium | Posted 06.05.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger The Republicans are poised to unveil a model budget on Tuesday that would effectively end Medicare by ...

Weekly Audit: Wolf in Sheep's Clothing--The Myth of Fiscal Conservatism

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.29.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Fashionable pundits like to say that the Republican Party has shifted its focus from "social conservat...

Weekly Pulse: Vermont Poised to Pass Single-Payer

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Weekly Pulse: Vermont Poised to Pass Single-PayerBy Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Vermont is poised to abolish most forms of private he...

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 Pulse: Japan's Nuclear Crisis Deepens

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger A second reactor unit at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan may have ruptured, authorities...

Weekly Audit: Massive Protest In Wisconsin Shows Walker's Overreach

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger About 100,000 people gathered in Madison, Wisconsin to protest Gov. Scott Walker's new anti-collective...

Weekly Pulse: The Republicans' War On Women

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger The entire federal government might shut down over birth control. Yes, birth control. This special e...

Weekly Diaspora: Justice for Brisenia as Minutemen Leader Convicted of Murders

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Days after Arizona Governor Jan Brewer and Attorney General Tom Horne filed suit against the federa...

Weekly Pulse: #DearJohn, Does Banning Abortion Trump Job Growth?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger With millions of Americans out of work, House Republicans are focusing in on real priorities: decimat...

Weekly Audit: Crashing the Koch's Billionaire Caucus

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Oil barons Charles and David Koch held their annual billionaires' summit in Palm Springs on Sunday, Na...

Weekly Pulse: White House Takes Offensive Against Health Care Repeal

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger This week, House Republicans will hold a vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The bill is expecte...

Weekly Pulse: DADT, Vampire Bees, and Other Hazards to Your Health

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Dr. Kenneth Katz recently published an article in the New England Journal of Medicine titled "Health...

Weekly Audit: Curbing the Deficit, Cat Food, and You

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Weekly Audit: Curbing the Deficit, Cat Food, and Youby Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger The deficit commission released its much anticipat...

Weekly Audit: Your Vote, Your Economy--Why Today's Election Matters to Your Pocketbook

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Weekly Audit: Your Vote, Your Economy--Why Today's Election Matters to Your Pocketbookby Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Election Day is ...

Weekly Pulse: Crisis Pregnancy Centers, Christine O'Donnell, Condoms, and Concussions

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs) in New York City may soon have to level with the public about their ...

Weekly Pulse: Sharron Angle Mocks Insurance for Autism; The Fight to Save Food Stamps

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger The woman gunning for Sen. Harry Reid's (D-NV) job doesn't believe that autism exists. Yes, you hea...

I'm Done With Celebrity Endorsements

Stephanie Soechtig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Stephanie Soechtig

You can't turn around these days without seeing a Hollywood A-lister endorsing a product, but often they are endorsing products that aren't good for us and aren't good for the environment.

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.

The Story Behind Cosmetics

Stephanie Soechtig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Stephanie Soechtig

Your cosmetics contain ingredients that the European Union has banned. And believe it or not, the cosmetic manufacturers themselves are responsible for their own regulation. Not a good idea.

Weekly Pulse: Nebraska's Sweeping Abortion Ban on Colision Course with Supreme Court

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Yesterday, Nebraska's Republican governor Dave Heineman signed a sweeping new law that criminalizes al...

How A Cupcake Ruined My Day (And No, I'm Not On A Diet)

Stephanie Soechtig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Stephanie Soechtig

We're all in this together. While it may be annoying to go back to your car to grab your reusable bag, or bring your own mug with you to Starbucks, think about what our world could be like if EVERYONE did it.