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The Most Underreported News Story of 2012 Is...

Bill Moyers | Posted 02.25.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

It's easy enough to compile a "best" and "worst" list, but what about bringing attention to important issues that went largely unreported in 2012? Some of the answers will still surprise you.

Michael Savage Attacks Mikey Weinstein Over Stopping of Air Force "Jesus Loves Nukes" Training

Chris Rodda | Posted 10.05.2011 | Politics
Chris Rodda

Michael Savages rant against Mikey Weinstein this week included some remarks that were apparently so offensive that they even had to be edited out of even a show as offensive as his.

The Wavelength: Court to FCC do your freakin job! Plus: how the NewsCorps scandal impacts u.s. media

The Media Consortium | Posted 09.10.2011 | Media
The Media Consortium

Welcome to the final edition of The Wavelength, a bi-weekly roundup of news and analysis focused on media policy. Stay tuned for more reporting on the...

The Wavelength: Attack of the Media Mega-Mergers! Skyprosoft, AT&T-Mobile and more

The Media Consortium | Posted 07.17.2011 | Media
The Media Consortium

Another day, another media mega-merger. The latest? Microsoft is buying Skype, the Internet communications company, for $8.5 billion.

The Wavelength: The Battle Over Net Neutrality Rages On

The Media Consortium | Posted 06.18.2011 | Media
The Media Consortium

By Eric K. Arnold, Media Consortium blogger Four months after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) supposedly settled the issue, the battle ove...

US Uncut Spreads Spirit of Madison: 50 Protests Saturday Over Budget Cuts, Corporate Tax Dodgers

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

This Saturday, nearly 50 protests are scheduled, targeting primarily the Bank of America, which has paid no income taxes while receiving $2.3 billion from the federal government in 2009, along with other corporate tax dodgers.

Weekly Mulch: Monsanto's Mutant Alfalfa and the Feral Pig Invasion

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Agribusiness giant Monsanto is strengthening its hold over the food system both in this country and abroad,...

Weekly Mulch: Why is the U.S. Losing the Clean Energy Race to China? Blame the Climate Cranks

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger President Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao touched on energy issues in the bilateral summit between t...

Weekly Diaspora: After DREAM Act Defeat, Advocates Fight for Educational Equality

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger The Senate failed to pass the DREAM Act Saturday, as Democrats fell five votes short of the 60 need...

Weekly Diaspora: The DREAM Act is Back--and So Are the Death Eaters

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Editor's Note: Happy Thanksgiving from the Media Consortium! This week, we aren't stopping The Audit, The Pulse, The Diaspora, or The Mulch, but we ar...

Weekly Pulse: The Coming War on Health Reform, Government Cheese, and how CPCs Incubate Anti-Choice Violence

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Republicans don't have the votes to repeal health care reform, but they are determined to use their ...

Weekly Audit: Foreclosuregate Hits Home

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Weekly Audit: Foreclosuregate Hits Homeby Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Earlier this month, Bank of America (BOA), the country's larges...

Weekly Diaspora: DREAM Act Stalls, Voting Rights Violations in Arizona

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Immigration reform activists suffered a disappointing setback this week. The Senate failed to muste...

Weekly Audit: Why Do Deficit Hawks Hate Social Security?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Zach Carter, Media Consortium blogger Last week, Social Security advocates learned something they had long suspected. Arguments for cutting Social ...

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 Audit: Brown-Nosing Wall Street Reform

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Zach Carter, Media Consortium blogger More than two years after the collapse of Bear Stearns, the House and Senate finally ironed out their differ...

Torture Talisman, Torture Taboo

Barry Eisler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barry Eisler

The right has done America a lot of damage by cross-promoting its ideology through fiction. It's time the left returned fire, using every tool at its disposal to restore America to safety and sanity.

Weekly Audit: Senate Republicans Nix Jobs Bill

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Annie Shields, Media Consortium blogger It looks as if election-year strategies are trumping any actual problem-solving by Republican lawmakers. In...