Joshua Holland

Joshua Holland is a senior digital producer for He’s the author of The Fifteen Biggest Lies About the Economy (and Everything Else the Right Doesn’t Want You to Know about Taxes, Jobs and Corporate America) (Wiley: 2010), and host of Politics and Reality Radio. Follow him on Twitter or drop him an email at hollandj [at] moyersmedia [dot] com.

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Frankie Tisdale, a Brooklyn-based fast-food worker at home with his children. He joined the global protests for a higher minimum wage for fast-food workers in May 2014. (Neha Tara Mehta/Moyers & Company)
July 28, 2014 | Perspectives

Joshua Holland points out some conservative myths raised in this week’s interview, and debunks them. Continue reading

A girl whose mother was killed in a U.S. military raid cries as she is consoled by a relative in front of her house in Kut, 160 kilometers (100 miles) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, April 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
July 26, 2014 | Perspectives

It’s a moral imperative that we get past the sanitized versions of the two Iraq wars and grapple with the true consequences of our militarism. Continue reading

FILE- In this Nov. 6, 2012 file photo, voters wait to cast paper ballots at a New York City school. Mechanical lever voting machines will be used in the upcoming New York City Primary Election as well as any runoff should no candidate win a clear majority. The state had switched from mechanical lever machines to optical scanners that read paper ballots in 2010. Citing logistical issues with getting the scanners ready for two possible elections so close to each other, the New York City Board of Elections got permission from the state Legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo to use the lever machines. (AP Photo/ John Minchillo, File)
July 23, 2014 | Blog

A study suggests that it could be a banner year for staying home. Continue reading

A worker moves a drilling machine   around storage tanks at Freedom Industries storage facility in Charleston, Va., Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. The ban on tap water for parts of West Virginia was lifted on Monday, ending a crisis for a fraction of the 300,000 people who were told not to drink, wash or cook with water after a chemical spill tainted the water supply. Gov. Earl Tomblin made the announcement at a news conference, five days after people were told to use the water only to flush their toilets. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
July 22, 2014 | Blog

The chemical company behind January’s massive spill is reportedly nearing a settlement in a slew of lawsuits. Continue reading

A woman votes at Woodridge Elementary School in Stone Mountain, Ga., on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Five major GOP candidates will square off to represent their party this fall in the election to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss. Meanwhile, Michelle Nunn, daughter of former U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn is a heavy favorite to win the Democratic nomination. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Kent D. Johnson)
July 18, 2014 | Blog

Here are some key congressional races that women’s health advocates will be watching this November. Continue reading

An inmate at the Mule Creek State Prison sits on his bunk bed in a gymnasium that was modified to house prisoners in Ione, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
July 17, 2014 | Perspectives

The for-profit prison industry is plagued by problems, but dodgy “research” and a pile of lobbying dollars keeps it growing. Continue reading

A demonstrator holds a sign, as they campaign for improved access to abortion in Canada, Thursday, May 29, 2014, during a gathering at Victoria Park on the one-year anniversary of the death of Dr. Henry Morgentaler in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Morgentaler, the Abortion rights activist, helped overturn Canada's abortion law. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Andrew Vaughan)
July 17, 2014 | Blog

Before the rise of the religious right, Southern Baptists believed that “religious liberty, human equality and justice are advanced” by Roe v. Wade. Continue reading

In this Wednesday July 9, 2014 photo, Iraqi refugee children from Mosul stay at a temporary camp for refugees who fled from Mosul and other towns outside Irbil, northern Iraq, nearly a month after Islamic militants took over the country's second largest city. (AP Photo)
July 11, 2014 | Perspectives

Americans’ insular reaction to a relatively small number of desperate children showing up at our doorstep reveals a crisis of compassion and human empathy. Continue reading

In this June 2, 2014 photo, Wendy Harrison, a waitress at the icon Grill in Seattle, carries food to a table as she works during lunchtime. An Associated Press comparison of the cost of living at several other major U.S. cities found that a $15 minimum wage, like Seattle adopted this week, will make a difference, but won’t buy a lavish lifestyle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
July 10, 2014 | Blog

A new study debunks some of the most common myths about America’s tipped workforce. Continue reading

President-elect Bush meets with Vice President Gore at Gore's official residence in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2000. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
July 3, 2014 | Connecting the Dots

Conservatives on the court tried to write a limited decision striking down Obamacare’s birth control mandate. But the logic behind their decision opens the door to future lawsuits. Continue reading

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