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Washington Independent Signs Off After Three Years On The Web

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Windy garnered recognition and launched careers. But in the end, it seems that it was a victim of the very financial downturn that it covered, exceptionally.

Weekly Mulch: Climate Deniers Set to Freeze Progress in Congress

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger A chill is coming to Washington. A wave of climate change deniers were elected to office this week, and co...

Weekly Audit: One Nation with No Jobs

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Tens of thousands of Americans rallied for jobs and justice at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D...

Weekly Audit: Business Press Gets Nasty as Economy Worsens

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Zach Carter, Media Consortium blogger The economy is terrible. Jobs are nowhere to be found. Wall Street bonuses are through the roof. But main...

Weekly Audit: Are Handouts For Billionaires More Important Than Feeding Children?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Zach Carter, Media Consortium blogger The crazy conservative assault on government spending has become one of the most irrational economic policy d...

Weekly Diaspora: Will $600 Million Border Security Bill Target Innocents?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Anti-immigrant forces have adeptly shaped the ongoing immigration debate into an issue of crime and...

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: Department of Justice Challenges Arizona's SB 1070--What's next?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Erin Rosa, Media Consortium blogger On Tuesday, the Department of Justice filed suit against the state of Arizona in an effort to overturn a string...

Weekly Mulch: Massey Energy coal costs the environment

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger Coal consumption has costs -- this week's explosion at a West Virginia mine, which killed 25, made that cl...

Weekly Pulse: WV Mine Had Over 1300 Health and Safety Violations

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Massey Energy's Disregard for SafetyA massive explosion ripped through the Big Branch coal mine in Wes...

Weekly Mulch: Off-shore drilling, auto emissions, mountaintop mining from Obama administration

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger President Barack Obama announced this week that his administration would open areas from Delaware to Florid...

Weekly Pulse: Obama Signs Health Reform Bill, Backlash Begins

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Yesterday, President Obama signed health care reform into law. As Mike Lillis explains in the Washingt...

Weekly Mulch: Politics Confuse Public Perception of Climate Change

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Americans don't know what to think about climate change anymore. A few years ago, the public more or less tr...

Daily Pulse: It Could Happen to You

Lindsay Beyerstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Lindsay Beyerstein

Opponents of health care reform are trying to pit the insured against everyone else.

Daily Pulse: Goldfish and the Public Option

Lindsay Beyerstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lindsay Beyerstein

Perhaps the biggest drawback of Obama's hands off approach is that administration can't make a positive case for reform. So, the president has decided to step in and dictate terms to Congress.

Weekly Pulse: The Rocky Road to Reform

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Obama must have been disappointed when the non-partisan CBO announced last week that the Dem's healthcare bills won't cut spending, as he won't sign a bill that doesn't contain cost cuts.

Nervous Dems Give Obama Stupid and Redundant Advice

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

No matter how the Democrats are doing, it seems, their top strategists and party elders spend September publicly "worrying" that they look weak -- which is weak.