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Aug 02 2015

At NY Observer, Trump’s Too Close to Cover–but Promoting Publisher’s Real Estate Is No Problem

NYPD surveillance tower in Tompins Square (photo: @urbanmyths)

The weekly New York Observer grapples with the ethical dilemma posed by the fact that its owner and publisher is married to the daughter of Donald Trump. But the paper does not seem to have much concern about conflict of interest when it comes to the publisher’s real estate investments.

Jul 31 2015

Ed Morales on Puerto Rican Debt Crisis, Beth Haller on Disability Rights

Protesting government shutdown in Puerto Rico

The debt crisis has already meant closing schools, losing jobs and shutting off healthcare options, so what does it mean that on the mainland, what’s happening in Puerto Rico is just a business story?

Jul 29 2015

Test Post #2

Another test post.

Jul 29 2015

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Here’s an invisible test post. If you’re seeing it, pretend you don’t.

Jul 29 2015

For NYT, US Labor Abuses Abroad Are a Thing of Decades Past

Chinese investment graphic

A New York Times piece bizarrely implies that labor abuses by US companies or their contractors are a thing of the past.

Jul 28 2015

Media Activism Wins

Girl using megaphone

Our ability to call big media to account is bolstered not only by your letters and emails, but by the community of individual financial supporters who make our work possible.

Jul 28 2015

‘You Can Legally Bribe a Government Official’

CounterSpin interview with Lee Fang on Washington's revolving door

Lee Fang (image: David Feldman Show)

“If a politician helps a bank or an oil company, that oil company can’t directly buy them a boat or give them a million-dollar check. But if they wait until that official retires from office…then they can accept a multi-million-dollar payday.”

Jul 27 2015

‘There Is Effectively No Limit on Money in Politics’

CounterSpin interview with Brendan Fischer on Wisconsin campaign corruption

Money in politics (cc image: DonkeyHotey)

Wisconsin Club for Growth and Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, the two groups that Scott Walker is accused of coordinating with and that were parties to this case, are also the dominant spenders on Wisconsin Supreme Court elections.