"Media focus on tiny Tea Party rally, ignore antiwar march," reads the subheader on FAIR's latest action alert. I was just saying to one of my US Uncut cohorts the other day that we'd get more "liberal" media attention if we wore tri-cornered hats and, you know, were right-wingers. But when Republican politicians start joking that Tea Party rallies draw more reporters than activists, you know there's a problem. And of course we understand the problem -- the "liberal" media are either corporations or are owned by corporations, and those corporations benefit from our three wars and from the Tea Party's slash-and-burn-the-budget-and-oh-yeah-we're-still-social-reactionaries-too agenda, so why would the media cover what ordinary Americans are actually doing? Even when antiwar protestors go out of their way to link wars and budget cuts (thus depriving the "liberal" media of the excuse that the Tea Party rallies are more "relevant" to the budget cuts they'd rather cover than wars anyway)? Still, we should expect, and demand, more from the "liberal" media, and you can do so at the link above.
Meanwhile, closer to home, the reactionary Pennsylvania state legislature still aims to ram through SB 1, which would make massive cuts to public education (which will, as many observers point out, raise property taxes throughout the state) and in addition create a school voucher program (which would deplete public education funding even further). My objections to voucher-based ed are legion -- roll call! Doesn't guarantee admission to a private school! Doesn't guarantee admission to a non-sectarian private school! Depletes money from public schools! Doesn't guarantee a better education! -- but I'm surprised to learn that Article III, Section 15 of the Pennsylvania state Constitution states that "(n)o money raised for the support of the public schools of the Commonwealth shall be appropriated or used for the support of any sectarian school." The reactionaries think they've gotten around that, no doubt, by stressing that the money could be used for non-sectarian private schools, but any reasonable judge will reject that argument. In the meantime, Keystone Progress helps you oppose SB 1.