The NYT reports that a who’s who of conservative activists headed by deep-pocketed funders have planned for months to trigger a budgetary showdown as a last-gasp effort to kill off Obamacare. Continue reading
Do democracy and plutocracy mix? Bill Moyers has spent years digging into the corrosive effects of money and corporate influence on American politics, a well-traveled intersection that has become all the more significant in the aftermath of the 2010 Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling. How far back does the influence go and how much does it corrupt our democracy today? Explore these current issues with help from leading thinkers, investigative journalists and scholars.
Matt Taibbi talks about his new investigation into Wall St. hedge funds that are taking public pension money out of the hands of retirees in cities and states across the country. Continue reading
A set of campaign consultants and insurance agents stand to profit from confusing Americans on the eve of the healthcare reform enrollment date. Continue reading
Pope Francis’s recent interview was interpreted by many as a “new direction” for the Catholic church and could have significant consequences for American political debates. Continue reading