News media need to carefully get the facts right about allegations of “anchor babies” and put the allegations in context, to avoid yet another wave of hysteria over a nonexistent threat.
|By: TheMediaConsortium Friday May 14, 2010 8:11 am|
Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) and Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT), though down one man, finally released their stab at climate legislation this week. One of the most crucial sections in the bill covers off-shore oil drilling, an issue that was supposed to help solve the tricky math of reaching 60 votes. But since the Deepwater Horizon rig sank in the Gulf of Mexico, drilling has become a wedge issue.
|By: TheMediaConsortium Friday May 7, 2010 10:01 am|
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is worse than anyone thought, and the crisis will likely go on for months. British Petroleum (BP) is tripping over itself to say it’ll cover the costs of the clean-up, yet before the spill, the company spent its time and money pushing back against government regulation and safety measures.
|By: TheMediaConsortium Friday April 30, 2010 8:23 am|
Two disasters flared up this week, one environmental, the other political. Off the coast of Louisiana, oil from a sunken rig is leaking as much as five times faster than scientists originally judged, and the spill reportedly reached land last night. And in Washington, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) jumped from his partnership with Sens. John Kerry (D-MA) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT) just before the scheduled release of the draft of a new Senate climate bill.
|By: TheMediaConsortium Friday April 16, 2010 9:14 am|
By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger
On Monday, climate activists, nonprofit leaders, and governmental officials will gather in Cochabamba, Bolivia, to look for new ideas to address climate change. The conference, organized by leading social organizations like 350.0rg, “will advocate the right to “live well,” as opposed to the economic principle of uninterrupted growth,” as Inter Press Service explains. In the absence of real leadership from the world’s governments, the conferees at Cochabamba are looking for solutions “committed to the rights of people and environment.”
|By: Heather Taylor-Miesle NRDC Action Fund Monday February 22, 2010 5:04 pm|
A clean energy and climate bill will disarm national security threat, protect our servicemen and women, and keep billions of dollars here in America.
|By: satchelrobinson Friday July 17, 2009 8:37 am|
In the midst of his sucking up to the NRA and making sure everyone is clear on just how oppressed white men in America are, noted anti-choice zealot Lindsey Graham (R-SC) may have tipped his hand on a change of heart when it comes to reproductive rights.
|By: Millineryman Monday June 29, 2009 1:35 pm|
One of a series of elected officials who get publicly funded health care and are against the public option
|By: Zongo Thursday May 14, 2009 6:12 am|
The effectiveness of torture only has relevance if we are a morally bankrupt people.