Why a Record Breaking Unproductive Congress is Actually Productive
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Why a Record Breaking Unproductive Congress is Actually Productive

With Congress away for their month long summer recess, the news has been filled with information about what Congress has NOT done in this session. Facts like the House of Representatives have passed less than 30 bills all year and even that fact the unproductive bug has effected the Senate as well. While on paper … Continue reading

Double-Latte Selection April 2012 – D.R.E.A.M. Activist
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Double-Latte Selection April 2012 – D.R.E.A.M. Activist

I originally heard about the D.R.E.A.M. or Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act through Change.org. I had gone to the site to sign another petition and a petition in support of the D.R.E.A.M. act came up as an additional petition I might be interested in signing. Upon reading the short description I knew … Continue reading

Double Latte Project October 2011 – Women’s Media Center
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Double Latte Project October 2011 – Women’s Media Center

This month’s selection, The Women’s Media Center, got my attention because I enjoyed that they do a little bit of everything when it comes to media. They create news media, train people in media and they do research around media issues (mainly the lack of women in mainstream media). According to the Women’s Media Center: … Continue reading

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Re: Jill Biden Description in Her Recent Op-Ed (11 Aug 2011)

Author’s Note: I recently wrote a letter to the Accuracy Department at USA Today in Response to my reading of a recent Op-Ed Dr. Jill Biden wrote on the Somali Famine Dear Mr. Jones, I recently read the Op-Ed that appeared in your paper, I read the article online, on 11 August 2011 written by … Continue reading

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Four Bites of the Real Effects of Reality TV

While on vacation, I FINALLY got to read Reality Bites Back the Troubling Truth about Guilty Pleasure TV by media activist and critic Jennifer Pozner. I throughly enjoyed this book which reads as a 300 page expose on the underlying tones and effects of this genre of TV which has gained increasing popularity since the year … Continue reading

Double-Latte Project June 2011 – Democracy Now
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Double-Latte Project June 2011 – Democracy Now

My first year of graduate school I would catch this month’s Double-Latte selection on TV while channel surfing and always enjoyed the program. At some point, most likely during one of my fatigue towards mainstream media after the 2008 Presidential Election moments, I downloaded the podcast and began listening to this program on a more … Continue reading

Double Latte Project March 2011: WAM! – Reflections from WAM! it Yourself NYC 2011
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Double Latte Project March 2011: WAM! – Reflections from WAM! it Yourself NYC 2011

This month’s Double Latte Project selection is Women, Action and the Media! (WAM!) and this past Saturday I attended a WAM! event I had such a great time and it was right before a big test that I had so it was really nice to think about something besides my studies, meet new people and … Continue reading