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With developments in the Mumia Abu-Jamal case and Pacifica's re-emergence, the left has a couple of victories under its belt; the Enron scandal develops further.

Organic farming critic Dennis Avery is supported by generous contributions from several chemical companies, all of whom profit from the sale of products prohibited in organic production.

John Stossel has high Q-ratings, so he doesn't have to worry about the rules.

Media consolidation is creeping in slowly while the public’s attention is elsewhere—is it too late to fight back?

Synergy—it's all well and good. But media consolidation's dark side often raises its head.

For three months now, I've been closely following the coverage of September 11 and its aftermath; how well have the media done?

Getting serious about media reform: at a standstill now, the media reform movement's time has come.

The rise of the media cartel has been a long time coming. The cultural effects are not new in kind, but the problem has become considerably larger.

To keep the press free, Ben Franklin made sure that periodicals once got preferential treatment from the USPS. It's time to revisit that idea again.

Cultural critics and producers sound off on Big Media.

Blogs

SNAP—the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program—is one of the strongest threads in our increasingly tattered safety net. But Gingrich started taking whacks at the program in 1995, and now his House Republican descendants are doing the same.

May 18, 2011

Princeton Professor Cornel West says the president has failed to deliver to America's for the constituencies that voted him into office, The Nation's Melissa Hariss-Perry says that criticism is too vague.

May 18, 2011

Paul Ryan says his plan to overhaul Medicare empowers Americans and guarantees coverage options. What it really does is gives the private insurance industry a green light to prey on seniors.

May 18, 2011

The presidential candidate seen as the most likely GOP contender is threatening women's health so he can play a political game with conservative voters.

May 17, 2011

Melissa Harris-Perry says that people in New Orleans need to acknowledge this great sacrifice and work to provide these communities with the health care, housing and education they will need to recover from the flooding.

May 17, 2011

Professor West says that Obama has “a certain fear of free black men.” But this is a pissing match—not prophetic witness.

May 17, 2011

Enrollment at for-profit colleges has surged dramatically in past years. But these institutions often lack accreditation and have dismal records of job placement--and the cost of attendance isn't cheap.

May 17, 2011

Colleges and universities collect data about current and prospective students to understand how to target the students who would be the most successful at their institutions. Wouldn't is be helpful to students to have access to this data?

 

May 17, 2011

Major League Baseball's Civil Rights Game was turned inside out by musician Carlos Santana, who refused to be silent.

May 16, 2011

Conservatives have attacked unions as bad for African Americans, but the truth is that civil rights and the labor movement have gone hand-in-hand for decades.

May 13, 2011