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Corporate America Has Co-opted Weak and Complicit Fourth Estate

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Speaking at his last National Conference for Media Reform as CEO, Josh Silver said that “after 40 years of methodical and well-organized organizing and financing, the largest corporations and wealthiest Americans have achieved near complete control of political discourse and policy-making in America.” Continue Reading →

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Free and Open Internet a Non-partisan Issue

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At the National Conference for Media Reform, the UpTake’s Sam Mayfield spoke with Craig Aaron, the new CEO of Free Press, who says he entered this line of work because he cares deeply about journalism and the free and open Internet. “If we don’t fix media, then we won’t be able to fix any issue that we care about,” says Aaron. Continue Reading →

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Weekly Audit: Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing — The Myth of Fiscal Conservatism

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Fashionable pundits like to say that the Republican Party has shifted its focus from “social conservatism” (e.g., banning abortion, shoving gays back in the closet, teaching school children that humans and dinosaurs once walked the earth hand-in-claw) to fiscal conservatism (e.g., tax cuts for the rich, slashing social programs). But is that really true? Continue Reading →

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Congressman Ellison: Democrats Must Continue Fighting to Improve Health Care Reform

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Despite the House of Representatives’ threats to repeal the Affordable Care Act, on the one-year anniversary of the passage of Health Care Reform, Congressman Keith Ellison told The UpTake that he doesn’t believe the GOP has the political muster to overturn the legislation in Washington, D.C. Continue Reading →

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Replay – Sen Franken, Reps Ellison, McCollum Commemorate Anniversary of Affordable Care Act

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Putting the focus on patients instead of politics, the newly formed Minnesota Patient Advocacy Coalition will hold a press conference this morning to mark the one year anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act. Continue Reading →

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Weekly Audit: Hostile Takeover Threat Spurs Concessions from Michigan Unions

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Michigan’s new Emergency Manager Law is already forcing major concessions from unions. The law gives the governor the power to declare a city insolvent and appoint an emergency manager with virtually unlimited power to reorganize every aspect of city business, including dissolving the city entirely. Continue Reading →

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