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News for the Consumer Class

April 1st, 2013 · No Comments

It is no surprise to readers of newspapers – or readers of this blog — that newspapers contain little coverage of labor and working-class economic issues. Although I’d hesitate to say there was ever a “golden era” of labor coverage, there was a time not too long ago when newspapers regularly reported on the activities of […]

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Tags: Consumerism · Journalism · Journalism Ethics · Labor News · Media Economics · Newspapers · Politics · Working Class

America Is Mentally Ill, and Should Be Disqualified from Owning Guns. Thanks NRA!

December 24th, 2012 · No Comments

  Let’s take the main idea of the National Rifle Association’s Wayne LaPierre seriously (despite his many factual errors): he cites violent video games, movies, and music videos as the real problem of violence in America. America’s top lobbyist for the consumer weapons industry said the following, as a way of explanation a week after […]

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Tags: Guns · Journalism Ethics · Politics

“Job Killers” in the News: Allegations without Verification

June 16th, 2012 · No Comments

“…there’s a simple rule: You say it again, and you say it again, and you say it again…and about the time that you’re absolutely sick of saying it is about the time that your target audience has heard it for the first time.”[i] — Frank Luntz, Republican pollster   A comprehensive study analyzes the frequency […]

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Tags: Elections · Environment · Journalism · Journalism Ethics · Labor News · Politics

Where is the evidence in the rush to close Price Lab?

April 29th, 2012 · No Comments

As the Iowa Legislature seeks to finish its session, it is now essential for all of us to take an objective look at the proposed closing of the Malcolm Price Laboratory School, Iowa’s R&D School. We need to ask a simple question about the rationale for the closing: where is the evidence?  Because if you […]

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Tags: NCAA · Politics · Price Lab School · State Budgets · Universities · University of Northern Iowa