Weekly Audit: One Nation with No Jobs
|By: TheMediaConsortium Thursday September 2, 2010 9:54 am|
A new study about the effects of immigration on U.S. employment supports the long-standing arguments of immigration advocates: Rather than displacing American workers, immigrant labor actually makes our economy stronger.
|By: TheMediaConsortium Tuesday June 22, 2010 9:19 am|
by Annie Shields, Media Consortium blogger
It looks as if election-year strategies are trumping any actual problem-solving by Republican lawmakers. In the midst of one of the worst unemployment crises in U.S. history, Senate Republicans killed a jobs bill last Thursday by a 56-40 vote.
|By: TheMediaConsortium Wednesday June 16, 2010 8:52 am|
Rand Paul, the Republican senate candidate in Kentucky, is a freewheeling libertarian. Instead of getting some fancy board-certification as an ophthalmologist, Paul decided to “go Galt” and make up his own credentials. Paul founded the National Board of Ophthalmology, ostensibly to certify doctors as qualified eye specialists.
|By: TheMediaConsortium Thursday May 13, 2010 9:31 am|
by Erin Rosa, Media Consortium blogger
After passing what is arguably the harshest immigration law in the country—SB 1070 forces local police to adhere to detain someone if there is “responsible suspicion” that they are undocumented—Arizona has now passed a law banning ethnic studies courses, as Feministing reports.
|By: TheMediaConsortium Wednesday February 10, 2010 8:26 am|
By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium Blogger
President Barack Obama’s February 25 health care summit, where he will appear on TV with Republican leaders, has been hailed and assailed as yet another gesture towards bipartisanship. But the summit is really a delaying tactic. It’s a decoy, something shiny to keep the chattering classes entertained while Congressional Democrats wheel and deal furiously behind the scenes.
|By: TheMediaConsortium Tuesday August 11, 2009 9:14 am|
The U.S. job market may be showing signs of life, according to a report issued by the Labor Department on Friday.
|By: TheMediaConsortium Friday July 17, 2009 9:11 am|
Americans have picked up some interesting habits thanks to the Great Recession. Online dating is on the rise because it’s cheaper to vet a date online than pay for a night on the town. Interest in urban farming and community gardening has also spiked, but for different reasons: Home-grown foods taste better, cost less and are better for you.
|By: Rayne Tuesday December 30, 2008 9:54 am|
Early feedback from an interview with a peace activist on the ground in Gaza indicates tanks
moving firing into Gaza — more shortly.
|By: GrievanceProject Monday October 6, 2008 6:20 am|
I asked Matthew Davis, the attorney who filed the suit against the Michigan Messenger for reporting on the ‘lose your vote, lose your house’ plan planned by the Macomb County Republican Party, for his response to criticisms like emptywheel’s that the litigation he files is a SLAPP suit.