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American Prospect Magazine Considers Cutting Back

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.28.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- The American Prospect, an influential liberal politics and policy magazine, is considering shifting from a bimonthly to a quarterly public...

Will School Reform Degenerate Into Privatization?

John Thompson | Posted 12.31.2012 | Education
John Thompson

If true believers in pro-market solutions conclude that their theories failed because public schools are beyond reform, privatization could be the next big solution that exacerbates of educational problems.

Ideas, Leadership, and the New Left: A Reply to Fukuyama

Peter Fox-Penner, PhD | Posted 09.27.2012 | Politics
Peter Fox-Penner, PhD

For the last 50 years, the political dialog between the Western Left and Right has not been about a choice between market democracies and some other archetypal system. The debate has been, and remains, over democracy's span of control -- its size, function, and funding.

Michael Calderone

Liberal D.C. Magazine Raises Enough To Stay Alive

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 06.20.2012 | Media

The American Prospect, the liberal politics and policy magazine that was on the verge of shutting down last month, has exceeded its fundraising goal a...

"I'm Sort of Fatalistic... It's in Rich Peoples' Hands Now": The Last Days of The American Prospect?

Death Race | Posted 08.18.2012 | Media
Death Race

They are not the sorts of jobs that cultivate the talents of sensitive writers and introspective thinkers. In many cases, they burn young writers out, or turn them away from the profession completely.

The American Prospect Meets Fundraising Goal, Needs Plenty More

politico.com | DYLAN BYERS | | Posted 07.30.2012 | Media

The good news: The American Prospect, which has sought financial donations to keep it afloat, has met its $200,000 goal. The other news: It is now ...

Michael Calderone

American Prospect Rakes In Donations Amid News It May Close

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.01.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- The American Prospect has raised $7,500 from 130 individual donors since The Huffington Post reported Monday that the cash-strapped libera...

Michael Calderone

Influential Liberal Magazine May Close

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.01.2012 | Media

The American Prospect, an influential liberal politics and policy magazine, could shut its doors at the end of May unless the nonprofit publication ra...

Weekly Mulch: Cost-Cutting at the Environment's Peril

The Media Consortium | Posted 06.15.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger In Washington, the environment is under attack. The cost-cutting deal that the House passed yesterday strip...

Weekly Mulch: Obama Lacks Vision on Energy, Stomach to Defend EPA

The Media Consortium | Posted 06.01.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

President Obama made an energy speech this week that had little new to offer, while on Capitol Hill, Republicans were pushing to relieve the governm...

Weekly Diaspora: 100 Years After Triangle Fire, Immigrant Workers Still Fighting for Labor Rights

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Last week marked the centennial of the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, in which 146 most...

Weekly Diaspora: AZ Lawmakers Try to Ban Undocumented Children from Public School

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Arizona lawmakers are considering two bills that would block undocumented immigrants' access to edu...

Weekly Mulch: Activist Tim DeChristopher Convicted of Two Felonies

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Environmental activist Tim DeChristopher was convicted yesterday of two felony counts. DeChristopher was o...

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 Mulch: Can Clean Energy Curb Climate Change? Probably Not.

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger During the State of the Union address earlier this week, President Barack Obama spoke at length about clea...

Weekly Mulch: The Sticky Truth about Oil Spills and Tar Sands

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger The National Oil Spill Commission released its report on last year's BP oil spill this week. The report la...

Weekly Diaspora: In 2011, Birthright Citizenship in the Crosshairs

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Yesterday, a coalition of anti-immigrant lawmakers from 14 states unveiled their much-anticipated b...

Not Another Year-End List!

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Sigman

Why am I so obsessed with American politics in the first place? Does it really matter, or does interest in politics merely occupy the same part of the brain that used to handle starting line-ups, batting averages and RBI's?

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...

Weekly Mulch: What's in Your Water? Nuclear Waste, Coal Slurries and Industrial Estrogen

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger It won't be long before the world has to confront its diminishing supply of clean water. "We've had the sa...

The Smartest Things Written About Antoine Dodson

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Groner

By now, you've likely heard the story of Antoine Dodson, the 24-year-old Alabama hairdresser who was interviewed this summer on a local news report af...

Jon Stewart Rally Represents Elitism, Consumerism, and Disrespect for the Progressive Movement

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

Stewart's rally is not a political event aimed at informing grassroots progressive activists such as union members. It is an "entertainment event," in the tradition of Glenn Beck, aimed at increasing ratings so Comedy Central can make bigger profits.

Weekly Diaspora: The Burden of Record-Breaking Deportations

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced last week that it had broken its own record for...

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...

What Wall Street Thinks of Wall Street

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Danny Groner

With movie critics split on the film, here's a look at what Wall Street's real bankers -- and those who cover them -- had to say about the movie, its 1987 original, and the larger-than-life Gordon Gekko.