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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 24, 2014 | Blog

Lawmakers and corporations are beginning to address how erratic, last-minute schedules unnecessarily complicate the lives of part-time workers. Continue reading

McDonalds sign in Chicago
July 24, 2014 | Perspectives

When I was 16 years old, I got my first job working the grill at McDonald’s. It punctured my bubble of economic privilege. Continue reading

President Barack Obama, center, signs the Dodd Frank-Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act in a ceremony in the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, Wednesday, July 21, 2010.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 22, 2014 | Blog

Four years after the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was signed into a law, much of it is yet to be implemented and the risks to the economy remain. Continue reading

Lyndon Johnson at a Democratic rally in New York
July 18, 2014 | Perspectives

The author of Dog Whistle Politics argues that naturalistic assumptions about race mislead liberals in their effort to fathom race’s astringent power, shifting the focus from social dynamics to inherited essences.
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A Palestinian man kisses the hand of a dead relative in the morgue of Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. President Barack Obama on Sunday defended Israel's airstrikes on the Gaza Strip, but he warned that escalating the offensive with Israeli ground troops could deepen the death toll and undermine any hope of a peace process with the Palestinians. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
July 17, 2014 | News & Notes

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading this morning at Moyers & Company HQ. Continue reading

Timothy Geithner walks with President Obama. He has taken a job as president of private-equity firm Warburg Pincus
July 9, 2014 | Perspectives

Hopefully the president’s words will lead to much-needed action. Continue reading

Two U.S. private security contractors investigate the site where a military armored bus was damaged by a roadside bomb on the highway near Baghdad International Airport in Baghdad, Iraq in this Saturday, Nov. 27, 2004 file photo. A top aide to Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki conceded it may prove difficult for the Iraqi government to expel Western security contractors despite outrage that followed the killings of civilians in a shooting involving Blackwater USA contractors protecting State Department personnel. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, File)
June 30, 2014 | News & Notes

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading

Vice President Dick Cheney speaks to veterans during a national convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 26, 2002. Cheney spelled out to veterans the administration's justification for a pre-emptive attack against Iraq, calling Saddam Hussein "as dangerous as we say he is." (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
June 27, 2014

From the health effects of smoking to weapons of mass destruction, the powers that be have told us some real whoppers over the years. Continue reading

President Barack Obama speaks at Al Sharpton's National Action Network conference in New York, Friday, April 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
June 26, 2014 | Perspectives

There is precedent for presidential action to improve workers’ rights. Continue reading

President Bush, center, pauses during remarks about the Middle East at the State Department on Monday, Aug. 14, 2006 in Washington. From left is Vice President Dick Cheney, Bush, and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 20, 2014 | Perspectives

Andrew Bacevich asserts that the “impoverished state of US foreign-policy discourse is laid bare” in a recent New Republic essay by historian Robert Kagan lauded by some as “brilliant.” Continue reading

This undated file image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 shows fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) marching in Raqqa, Syria. (AP Photo/Militant Website, File)
June 18, 2014 | Blog

Wondering how things got this bad? We’ll help sort it all out. Continue reading

President John F. Kennedy and Robert McNamara. (Wikimedia commons)
June 17, 2014 | Perspectives

Today, Obama is stuck in the same situation John F. Kennedy faced in the early 1960s. Continue reading

A SWAT team officer stands watch near an apartment house where the suspect in a shooting at a movie theatre lived in Aurora, Colo., Friday, July 20, 2012. As many as 14 people were killed and 50 injured at a shooting at the Century 16 movie theatre early Friday during the showing of the latest Batman movie. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)
June 9, 2014 | News & Notes

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading

President Barack Obama speaks at Al Sharpton's National Action Network conference in New York, Friday, April 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
June 2, 2014 | Blog

Not only will the new regulations help America reduce emissions domestically, they will bring the international community closer to a climate action plan. Continue reading

An Occupy Los Angeles protester holds a sign as he walks down the steps during a rally in Los Angeles, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011. About 100 protesters, chiefly a coalition of labor unions, gathered Thursday morning outside the Bank of America tower on Hope and 3rd streets and marched in a circle chanting "Banks got bailed out, we got sold out." (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
May 30, 2014 | Blog

The richest 10 percent of people in the world hold 86 percent of the world’s wealth. Continue reading

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