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Latest Round Of Arrests In Wisconsin Nets Journalist, Teenager, Elected Official & Grannies

The Huffington Post | Ryan Rainey | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics

Police in Madison, Wis., arrested an alderman, three grandmothers, a teenage minor and a journalist on Thursday during a protest at the state Capitol....

Weekly Pulse: Florida Governor Wants to Drug Test All State Employees

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Florida Republican Governor Rick Scott plans to force public workers and welfare recipients to undergo...

Weekly Audit: Police Defy Order to Clear Protesters from Wisconsin Capital

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger On Monday afternoon, the Capitol Police in Madison, Wisconsin refused to enforce an order to clear the...

Weekly Audit: A Recall Fight Brewing in Wisconsin?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Tens of thousands of people continue their peaceful occupation of the Wisconsin state capital to prote...

Showdown in Madison: A Primer for the Wisconsin Protests

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Raquel Brown, Media Consortium blogger It's been a tumultuous week in Madison, Wisconsin. Tens of thousands of state workers, teachers, and studen...

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 Audit: Millions of Americans Could Lose Unemployment Benefits

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Weekly Audit: Millions of Americans Could Lose Unemployment BenefitsEditor's Note: Happy Thanksgiving from the Media Consortium! This week, we aren't ...

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...

Weekly Diaspora: Arizona's Anti-Immigrant Crusade Continues

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Catherine Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Though Arizona's SB 1070 went into effect without its most controversial provisions, the legislation'...

Weekly Mulch: How Reid's Energy Bill Undermines Senate Climate Efforts

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) introduced a limited energy bill that responds to the oi...

Weekly Diaspora: Boycotting Arizona

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Erin Rosa, Media Consortium blogger Anti-immigrant fervor could be more costly than Arizona lawmakers expected. Thanks to SB 1070, a new law that r...

Weekly Pulse: The Pill at 50 and Oklahoma's Extreme Ultrasound Law

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Fifty years ago, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first birth control pill. Needless to...

Weekly Mulch: Cochabamba Summit to Combat Climate Change Innovatively

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger On Monday, climate activists, nonprofit leaders, and governmental officials will gather in Cochabamba, Boli...

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...

Weekly Pulse: SCOTUS Nominee Kagan a Cipher on Choice

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger On Monday, President Barack Obama nominated solicitor general Elena Kagan to replace retiring Justice ...

Weekly Pulse: Eric Massa Backs off Health Care Conspiracy, Glenn Beck Apologizes to the Entire Country

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Former Rep. Eric Massa (D-NY) punked conservative talk show host Glenn Beck yesterday by recanting his...

Weekly Audit: Just Who is Obama fighting for?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Zach Carter, Media Consortium Blogger Progressives have waited a year for President Barack Obama to roll up his sleeves and fight for serious finan...

Daily Pulse: Obama to Outline Vision for Health Care Reform

Lindsay Beyerstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lindsay Beyerstein

This is Obama's last chance to recapture the momentum that Democrats lost to corporate-backed town hall hooligans and misinformation during the August recess.

Weekly Audit: Four More Years of Bailout Ben

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
The Media Consortium

Why is the Bernanke reappointment a mistake? Put simply, Bernanke is completely culpable for allowing an economic crisis to foment.

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Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Loeb

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Weekly Pulse: Mob Scene

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Republicans and their allies are pressuring Democratic healthcare reformers at townhall meetings around the country. Addie Stan has a blockbuster piece in AlterNet that exposes the network behind the mobs.

Weekly Audit: Why the Rich Can't Afford to Get Richer

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Zach Carter, TMC MediaWire Blogger If we want our economy to be strong and stable, we have to start thinking about it as a product of community--n...

Life, Liberty and the Right to Be Sick

Margo Hammond and Ellen Heltzel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Margo Hammond and Ellen Heltzel

Scandlen argues that "Americans are not required to buy food, clothing or shelter. Why must they buy health insurance?"

This Week in Magazines: A Remarkably Resilient Progressive Turns 100, Eliot Spitzer Gropes to Turn a Corner

James Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
James Warren

Newsweek has the most vivid rollout so far of Spitzer's obvious image rehab -- he goes jogging around Central Park with a reporter as his shame and ego continue their internal battle.

McCain Undone By Affect And Temperament
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The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

Special Debate Edition In the much-anticipated final presidential debate of the 2008 campaign season, the man who landed the greatest number of punch...