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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.

Blogs

Reed takes on the right-wing myths behind the Wisconsin union crackdown and readers react to the NFL labor dispute.

February 25, 2011

The Nation’s Chris Hayes says that taking away Planned Parenthood's funding will only deny millions of women vital reproductive care. The Daily Show’s Kristen Schaal says that may not be enough for right-wingers.

February 24, 2011

GOP extremism could soon force another government shutdown. Here's how Democrats should react.

February 24, 2011

The next leader to be toppled will fall because of the desire of students and youth to win a better future.

February 23, 2011

The US Basketball Writers Association just named men’s player Arsalan Kazemi of Rice and women’s player Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir of Memphis as the co-winners of their “most courageous award.” They are being recognized explicitly and specifically for the Islamophobia and bigotry they’ve chosen to challenge and overcome.

February 23, 2011

What has become clear to the protesters over the last week is that, beyond an assault on unions, Walker’s bill is part of a wider attack on working families and public education.

February 21, 2011

Already multiple Packers have decided to stand with the protesters gathered in Madison. Yet none of the Packers who’ve spoken out have had the profile, respect, or cultural currency of the latest member of the team to stand strong with Wisconsin’s working families: Charles Woodson.

February 20, 2011

There are many indications that Aaron Rodgers supports the protesters in Wisconsin. But at this critical moment we need more than indications.

February 19, 2011

As a society we’ve yet to disarm rapists—or rape.

February 17, 2011

Why the NFL's labor dispute should matter to you.

February 17, 2011