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Who’s Really to Blame for Fake News

Look in the mirror, America.

Posted on Dec 1, 2016 READ MORE


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Bad Faith Comes From More Than One Corner

Defeat has many parents, and buck-passing cannot be the national pastime.

Posted on Nov 22, 2016 READ MORE



Experience ‘RIKERS,’ Face to Face

For the first time in an extended documentary, former detainees at Rikers Island talk directly into the camera about their experience in New York City’s largest and most notorious jail.

Posted on Oct 11, 2016 READ MORE


Important Anti-War Films That Reveal the Uncensored History of the United States

By Frank Dorrel

The U.S. is addicted to war. Stopping this horrible situation is up to the American people. The way we do this is by getting informed. These documentaries can help.

Posted on Sep 27, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



We the Plutocrats vs. We the People

How would I help my fellow Americans recoup their sanity, come home to democracy, and help build the sort of moral compact embodied in the preamble to the Constitution, that declaration of America’s intent and identity?

Posted on Sep 12, 2016 READ MORE



The Lost Innocence of 9/11

The renewed patriotism and commitment we felt 15 years ago has decayed, sullied by jingoism, xenophobia and paranoid fantasies about race and religion.

Posted on Sep 11, 2016 READ MORE



As America Mourned 9/11, CEOs and Lobbyists Pounced on the Prospect of a Bonanza Born of the Tragedy

In the wake of the awful attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, while many in New York were still attending memorial services for firefighters and police, while across the country Americans’ cheeks were still stained with tears, the corporate and Washington-based predators were already pursuing private plunder at public expense.

Posted on Sep 11, 2016 READ MORE



Drugs and Privilege: Big Business, Congress and the EpiPen

This new price gouge is the latest example of a corrupt system that hurts regular Americans—but we will hold accountable those who are responsible.

Posted on Aug 30, 2016 READ MORE



Trickle-Down Election Economics: How Big Money Can Affect Small Races

Most of our attention is on the incendiary presidential race, which has overshadowed the importance of so-called “down-ballot” races for seats in Congress and state legislatures. But it’s likely that massive amounts of outside money, some of it untraceable to its source, will be brought to bear on the outcomes. (Pictured, Zephyr Teachout, who is facing a well-funded rival in a House race.)

Posted on Aug 23, 2016 READ MORE



The Summer Blockbuster That’s More About Politics Than You Think

When male trolls bully their way onto social media and into our elections, who you gonna call?

Posted on Aug 2, 2016 READ MORE



The Democrats Ignore the 500-Pound Lobbyist in the Room

In all of the 35 single-spaced pages of the Democratic Party’s platform draft, there is just one mention of lobbying.

Posted on Jul 7, 2016 READ MORE


Facing Hate With Elie Wiesel

“We must speak. We must take sides,” the late Holocaust survivor, Nobel laureate and author told Bill Moyers in this timeless interview.

Posted on Jul 3, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



The Real Digital Divide Afflicting American Politics

Rather than creating a community, the internet and social media have divided and disengaged us and set our politics adrift.

Posted on Jun 30, 2016 READ MORE



Debbie Wasserman Schultz Has a Change of Heart, But Too Little, Too Late

The Democratic National Committee chairwoman and other corporate Democrats continue to betray the legacy of their party.

Posted on Jun 8, 2016 READ MORE



Why Hating the Media Could Make the Difference in November

The winning candidate may be the one who most successfully stirs the public’s mistrust of journalists and journalism.

Posted on May 22, 2016 READ MORE



Democrats Can’t Unite Unless Wasserman Schultz Goes

The Democratic National Committee chair has thrown fuel on the flames of infighting just as the party faces a critical November election.

Posted on May 21, 2016 READ MORE



Why Donald Trump Can Lie and No One Seems to Care

The GOP presidential candidate gets away with outrageous, contradictory statements because the mainstream media and the public let him.

Posted on May 15, 2016 READ MORE



The Media Myth of the Working-Class Reagan Democrats

The numbers don’t lie. The notion that angry blue-collar voters could sway the 2016 presidential election just may not be true.

Posted on May 8, 2016 READ MORE



May Is the Month for Protest—Daniel Berrigan Would Agree

The Jesuit writer and activist’s death is a reminder of the necessity—and power—of protest in America.

Posted on May 7, 2016 READ MORE



Bill Moyers in Conversation: Eddie Glaude Jr. on America’s Racial ‘Value Gap’

A talk with the scholar and Princeton professor about the tremendous racial inequalities that remain as the final term of America’s first black president draws to a close.

Posted on May 4, 2016 READ MORE



Donald Trump, the Emperor of Social Media

As FDR mastered radio and JFK conquered TV, Donald Trump rules the Internet like no other candidate.

Posted on May 1, 2016 READ MORE



Here Are Four Ways to Fight for Democracy

As we slog through another negative, money-saturated presidential campaign, Americans are doing everything they can to let their leaders know they are fed up.

Posted on Apr 26, 2016 READ MORE



The Mainstream Media’s Big Disconnect: Why They Don’t Get Middle America

The top journalists covering the elections are out of touch. No wonder they’re missing this year’s big stories.

Posted on Apr 24, 2016 READ MORE


Bill Moyers: Campaign Finance Reform — It’s Not Just for Liberals Anymore (Audio)

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The journalist sits down with former Bush administration lawyer Richard Painter to discuss why conservatives should care about the influence of money in politics—and how they can fight to get it out.

Posted on Apr 20, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Bill Moyers: How Our Stone-Age Brain Gets in the Way of Smart Politics (Audio)

In an audio interview, journalist Bill Moyers sat down with historian Rick Shenkman to talk about the brain of the American voter and what is firing its synapses during this extraordinary primary season.

Posted on Apr 18, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Panama Papers Offer More Evidence That Free Trade Isn’t Really Free

As much as President Clinton and President Obama like to talk about “free trade” deals, the truth is that the working class ends up paying.

Posted on Apr 14, 2016 READ MORE



It’s Time for Democrats Rahm Emanuel and Debbie Wasserman Schultz to Go

They represent everything wrong with the Democratic Party. Hillary Clinton should tell them to take a hike.

Posted on Mar 23, 2016 READ MORE



Sanders’ Call to Rein In Wall Street, Artfully Clear (VIDEO)

At the heart of the matter is Bernie calling out the way Wall Street money has corrupted our democracy and perhaps most especially our election process. So when I went looking for ways to illustrate how that might have come into play on issues of deep concern to me, I found something that was instructive.

Posted on Feb 10, 2016 READ MORE



Let’s Ask Obama to Give This Speech Next

It’s time for the president to make federal contractors disclose their political spending.

Posted on Jan 29, 2016 READ MORE



A Drone Protester Heads to Jail

Mary Anne Grady Flores, 59, will serve six months for photographing a peaceful protest outside Hancock Field Air National Guard Base near Syracuse, N.Y., where the U.S. trains pilots to launch drone strikes in the Middle East, particularly in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen.

Posted on Jan 22, 2016 READ MORE



Tell the Truth About Bernie’s Health Care Stand

The Clinton campaign just made a serious mistake: It sent Hillary and Bill Clinton’s daughter, Chelsea, out on behalf of her mother to bash Sen. Bernie Sanders on the issue of health care—and the ploy backfired.

Posted on Jan 18, 2016 READ MORE



The Plutocrats Are Winning. Don’t Let Them!

The vast inequality that the plutocrats and the oligarchs are creating is a death sentence for government by consent of the people. This is the fight of our lives, and how it ends is up to us.

Posted on Dec 28, 2015 READ MORE


New Hope for the Climate Crusade

A promising new legal framework that recognizes Earth’s ecologies as a public trust could compel local and state legislators to take action to protect the planet by convincing courts that environmental protection is the responsibility of the government.

Posted on Jan 4, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



Iraq Is Coming Apart at the Seams — Here’s an Essential Reader

Confused about what’s going on in Iraq? Wondering how the situation became so grim?

Posted on Jun 18, 2014 READ MORE



Prosecutors May Finally Go After Criminal Mega-Banks

The biggest banks pose a challenge for prosecutors.

Posted on Apr 30, 2014 READ MORE



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Government = Protection Racket for the 1 Percent

The evidence of income inequality just keeps mounting.

Posted on Apr 23, 2014 READ MORE


‘The Fight to Save Our Democracy ... Just Got Harder’

“Two events this week have made the fight to save democracy from big money, already an uphill battle, even harder,” the introduction to Bill Moyers’ latest video essay says.

Posted on Apr 5, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


Bill Moyers: Who’s Buying Our Elections?

Bill Moyers interviews Kim Barker and Andy Kroll about the explosion of dark money spending in this year’s midterm elections, and the impact of looming Supreme Court decisions.

Posted on Mar 21, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN



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The Deep State Is Vulnerable to People Power

Mike Lofgren’s long experience on the Hill has given him a small window, he might say only an aperture, into a vast network of unaccountable governmental and private institutions he calls the “Deep State.”

Posted on Feb 24, 2014 READ MORE


Bill Moyers on ‘Dark Money’s’ Influence on North Carolina

The treasured American broadcast journalist tells “Democracy Now!” how untraceable political donations have shoved North Carolina to the political right.

Posted on Jan 27, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


Neil deGrasse Tyson and Bill Moyers Discuss Science and Democracy

The noted astrophysicist says you cannot be a full participant in a democratic society unless you have a base understanding of science that Americans have not achieved.

Posted on Jan 24, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


Neil deGrasse Tyson and the New ‘Cosmos’

Almost 35 years after the original “Cosmos” ignited the imaginations of English-speaking audiences, Neil deGrasse Tyson, whom journalist Bill Moyers describes as “America’s most popular scientist,” has updated the series for a new generation.

Posted on Jan 12, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


Bill Moyers: Gunfighter Nation

With yet another school shooting in the news, Bill Moyers speaks with cultural historian Richard Slotkin about America’s gun problem.

Posted on Dec 13, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN



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The Great American Class War

Toward the end of his tenure, when he was writing an increasing number of dissents on the Rehnquist Court, Supreme Court Justice William Brennan was asked if he was getting discouraged. He smiled and said, “Look, pal, we’ve always known—the Framers knew—that liberty is a fragile thing. You can’t give up.” And he didn’t.

Posted on Dec 12, 2013 READ MORE


Henry Giroux Gets Urgent With Bill Moyers

Truthout and Truthdig contributor and revolutionary firebrand Henry Giroux appeared on “Moyers & Company” on Friday to play the role of cultural pathologist and make the crises of global capitalism and democracy blindingly clear.

Posted on Nov 22, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN


Quitting Your Job to Fight the Necessary Fight

After realizing American politics would not permit real solutions to a range of the most important issues, Jill Stein and Margaret Flowers independently left their careers in medicine to advocate for the public interest directly. This week they told Bill Moyers about their personal struggles for policy change.

Posted on Nov 15, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN


How Big Money and Big Media Undermine Democracy

Reporters John Nichols and Robert McChesney spoke with Bill Moyers about the dangers of “money and [the] media election complex.”

Posted on Nov 10, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN


Bill Moyers: Historian Is Optimistic About New Activists

Peter Dreier says “this is an incredible turning point in American history. ...”

Posted on Oct 28, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN


The Debt Ceiling Circus: The Show Must Go On

Rather than resolving the debt crisis, lawmakers’ 11th-hour deal to raise the debt ceiling, which threatened to push the global economy over the edge,  simply delayed it. Financial Times chief economics commentator, Martin Wolf, tells Bill Moyers the U.S. debt ceiling is “the legislative equivalent of a nuclear bomb aimed by the U.S. at itself.”

Posted on Oct 19, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN


The GOP ‘Sabotage of Democracy’

“Despite what they say,” journalist Bill Moyers says in his weekly essay, “Obamacare is only one” of the targets of the Republican-led government shutdown.

Posted on Oct 7, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN


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