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Monty Python Receiving a Standing Ovation at the End of the Show. 'Monty Python Live (Mostly)' at The O2 Arena, London, Britain - 01 Jul 2014 Celebrities joined an audience of 14,000 people to watch the surviving members of comedy troupe Monty Python perform together in the UK for the first time in more than 40 years this evening Stars including comedian Stephen Fry and screenwriter Richard Curtis packed into The O2 arena in London for the first night of the eagerly awaited, multi-million pound show. Many members of the audience even dressed as characters from the comedy sketch show, with some wearing handkerchiefs on their heads to look like Gumbys. (Rex Features via AP Images)
July 14, 2014 | On Democracy

A nostalgic London trip for fun reminds that the power of money in politics corrupts both our democracies. Continue reading

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June 4, 2014 | News & Notes

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

Lawrence Lessig TED talk: We the People, and the Republic we must reclaim
May 20, 2014 | Money & Politics

Larry Lessig’s plan is so far outside the box that it might just work. Continue reading

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. (AP Photo)
May 1, 2014 | Money & Politics

The system is broken. Politicians and scholars offer their thoughts on how to fix it. Continue reading

the launch of Apollo 11, the first Lunar landing mission, on July 16, 1969. The massive Saturn V rocket lifted off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center with astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin at 9:32 a.m. EDT for the Apollo 11 mission. (Image: Nasa)
April 25, 2014 | Q&A

“We need to interrupt the program, reset the balance and go back to a democracy.” Continue reading

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April 22, 2014 | Blog

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

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April 4, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Democracy’s officially on the auction block. The Supreme Court says it can go to the highest bidder. Continue reading

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and his wife Tonette cheer as Republican vice presidential nominee, Rep. Paul Ryan addresses the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., August 2012. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
April 1, 2014 | Activism

The Kochs are meddling in local elections today in Wisconsin, while communities across the state will vote to get money out of politics. Watch this space. Continue reading

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March 21, 2014 | Money & Politics

If you feel like politicians don’t have your back, you should watch this. Continue reading

Activists rally for a constitutional amendment overturning the Citizens United Supreme Court decision on Friday, January 21, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Flickr/ Brendan Hoffman)
March 21, 2014 | Blog

With federal action stymied by politics, activists are turning to the “laboratories of democracy.” 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)
March 20, 2014 | Blog

Here’s what you need to know about the campaign finance reforms New York state is considering to level the political playing field and clean up elections. Continue reading

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February 14, 2014 | Blog

The activist and scholar says our broken system has a major impact on politicians’ priorities. Guess who the losers are? Continue reading

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February 14, 2014 | Moyers & Company

In part two of his interview, David Simon, creator of the TV series The Wire, talks to Bill about the triumph of capital over democracy. Watch part one of David Simon’s interview. Continue reading

Lawrence Lessig marching in New Hampshire. (John Light)
February 12, 2014 | Moyers & Company

A special report on a two-week trek through frozen New Hampshire, led by activist Lawrence Lessig, to put political corruption on ice. Watch the full show now » Continue reading

Members of the Supreme Court gather for a group portrait at the Supreme Court in Washington before the start of the 2010 session. October 2010. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
January 22, 2014 | Blog
Our weekly roundup of key money and politics reporting.
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