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Those with power and influence know that media control or influence is crucial. A free press is crucial for a functioning democracy, but if not truly free, paves the way for manipulation and concentration of views, thus undermining democracy itself.

Marion Nestle's blog. The best resource to become informed about the politics of food and nutrition.

Marion Nestle's blog. The best resource to become informed about the politics of food and nutrition.

I guess I should take it as a compliment: A right-wing group with ties to the Koch brothers is running attack ads against me. Why? Because I’ve been speaking out on Citizens United and have pressed to make sure political organizations don't abuse the tax code. Contribute today

I guess I should take it as a compliment: A right-wing group with ties to the Koch brothers is running attack ads against me. Why? Because I’ve been speaking out on Citizens United and have pressed to make sure political organizations don't abuse the tax code. Contribute today

Former small-business lobbyist Catherine Swift resigned suddenly from the board of a conservative think-tank Monday after another group she leads launched a pair of highly partisan election-style radio ads attacking Liberal leader Justin Trudeau. To label the C.D. Howe and the Fraser Institutes as  small business organizations with no political affiliation, is an outright fabrication. These are corporate shills and they fight Liberals & NDP in order to further Harper's Reform Con government…

Former small-business lobbyist Catherine Swift resigned suddenly from the board of a conservative think-tank Monday after another group she leads launched a pair of highly partisan election-style radio ads attacking Liberal leader Justin Trudeau. To label the C.D. Howe and the Fraser Institutes as small business organizations with no political affiliation, is an outright fabrication. These are corporate shills and they fight Liberals & NDP in order to further Harper's Reform Con government…

Organized to insure the rights of America's working class, trade unions and their leaders are increasingly encumbered by ties to big business and government. This book reveals the essence of internal labor politics and develops an understanding of the American labor movement of today. A labor leader's inside view, this is a comprehensive survey of the evolution of labor's institutional structures and how and why these structures both benefit and limit union democracy sought by leaders and…

Organized to insure the rights of America's working class, trade unions and their leaders are increasingly encumbered by ties to big business and government. This book reveals the essence of internal labor politics and develops an understanding of the American labor movement of today. A labor leader's inside view, this is a comprehensive survey of the evolution of labor's institutional structures and how and why these structures both benefit and limit union democracy sought by leaders and…

Despite widespread resistance, today, Betsy DeVos was confirmed as Education Secretary in a 51-to-50 vote. Though 48 Democrats and two Republican senators voted against her, ultimately, vice president Mike Pence broke the tie. For public school educators, and particularly science teachers, her confirmation is a nightmare realized.

Despite widespread resistance, today, Betsy DeVos was confirmed as Education Secretary in a 51-to-50 vote. Though 48 Democrats and two Republican senators voted against her, ultimately, vice president Mike Pence broke the tie. For public school educators, and particularly science teachers, her confirmation is a nightmare realized.

Today we heard that Congressional Democrats came out of a meeting with FBI Director James Comey incensed and questioning his integrity and ability to lead the organization. Here may be one of the reasons why:    According to a new exclusive report in...

Today we heard that Congressional Democrats came out of a meeting with FBI Director James Comey incensed and questioning his integrity and ability to lead the organization. Here may be one of the reasons why: According to a new exclusive report in...

Romney was dishonest -- again -- & you need to know about it. First he told the editorial board of the Des Moines Register: "There's no legislation with regards to abortion that I'm familiar with that would become part of my agenda." A few hours later, his campaign told a conservative news organization: "Gov. Romney would of course support legislation aimed at providing greater protections for life." See the problem? Romney's playing politics with issues that directly impact women's lives.

Romney was dishonest -- again -- & you need to know about it. First he told the editorial board of the Des Moines Register: "There's no legislation with regards to abortion that I'm familiar with that would become part of my agenda." A few hours later, his campaign told a conservative news organization: "Gov. Romney would of course support legislation aimed at providing greater protections for life." See the problem? Romney's playing politics with issues that directly impact women's lives.

Prime Minister's Twitter circle generates debate in the Parliament By Sohini Mitter2017-02-03 11:46:30 UTC  On Friday afternoon the Upper House of the Indian Parliament engaged in a debate concerning social media. Moot question: Why does Prime Minister Narendra Modi follow Twitter trolls?  Indias ruling party BJP has in the past had problems with journalists and activists who have accused it of organized trolling.  But on Thursday it was a rival party spokesperson who demanded to know why…

Prime Minister's Twitter circle generates debate in the Parliament By Sohini Mitter2017-02-03 11:46:30 UTC On Friday afternoon the Upper House of the Indian Parliament engaged in a debate concerning social media. Moot question: Why does Prime Minister Narendra Modi follow Twitter trolls? Indias ruling party BJP has in the past had problems with journalists and activists who have accused it of organized trolling. But on Thursday it was a rival party spokesperson who demanded to know why…

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