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Col. T.E. Lawrence,, shown Oct. 3, 1928. (AP Photo)
June 27, 2014 | Perspectives

Then and now, Lawrence’s understanding of the ancient and potent jealousies of the people among whom he had lived and fought in the Middle East has generally been ignored. Continue reading

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June 16, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Why haven’t any big bankers been prosecuted for their role in the housing crisis that led to the Great Recession? Bill has some ideas. Continue reading

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May 2, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Candidate Obama said the Internet would remain open and free, but that’s before he appointed a former cable and wireless top gun to run the FCC. Continue reading

President Franklin D. Roosevelt shown at the White House, in Washington with an imposing battery of microphones lined up in front of him as he broadcast to the nation. January 1935. (AP Photo)
April 11, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Bill, an 11-year-old at the time of FDR’s death, reflects on his father’s reaction to the news. Continue reading

Two book jackets: "1984" by George Orwell and "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley
February 27, 2014

Bill recommends investigative journalist Julia Angwin’s new book, Dragnet Nation, and reflects on the striking similarities between some classic dystopian novels and America today. Continue reading

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January 30, 2014

Bill Moyers takes on radical-right Republicans for denying the science behind evolution and climate change, showing a video clip of Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA), who says evolution is a lie “straight from the pit of hell” and climate change, a hoax. Continue reading

Jerry Miller, of Georgetown, Texas, looks over a rifle at the National Rifle Association's annual convention on Friday, April 25, 2014 in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
December 13, 2013

Bill discusses the work of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, which has just released a moving video urging people to speak out against firearms violence. Continue reading

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October 4, 2013

Bill Moyers shares his thoughts on the shutdown and this week’s antics in Washington. Continue reading

Tonya Crenshaw and Kendrick Haraalson fill out applications at a job fair in Brookpark, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
September 27, 2013

Moved by the plight of the poor and unemployed, Pope Francis recently decried a global economy that “does us so much harm.” In this essay, Bill Moyers reflects on our broken economy. Continue reading

Protesters against U.S. military action in Syria march to Capitol Hill from the White House in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. President Barack Obama has asked the U.S. Congress to approve the use of force. A final vote in the U.S. Senate is expected at the end of the coming week. A U.S. House vote is likely in the week of Sept. 16. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
September 13, 2013 | Moyers & Company

Bill says that those inside the Beltway may ultimately be grateful to a public that weighed in on a potential military strike in Syria – that the collective common sense of everyday people became a force so powerful it could not be ignored. Continue reading

The U.S. Capitol is seen in Washington, Monday, June 17, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
August 23, 2013 | Moyers & Company

Bill Moyers says the parody and satire of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert pay Washington the disrespect it deserves, but in the end it’s the city’s predatory mercenaries who have the last laugh. Continue reading

FILE - A man who did not wish to be identified, who lost his job two months ago after being hurt on the job, works to collect money for his family on a Miami street corner. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter, File)
April 12, 2013

In an extended essay, Bill shares striking extremes of wealth and poverty across the country. Continue reading

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March 29, 2013

Why is true justice — not just the word we recite from the Pledge of Allegiance — still unaffordable for those who need it most? Continue reading

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February 15, 2013

Mary Jo White’s appointment illustrates a takeover of government regulatory agencies by the very corporations they’re supposed to keep an eye on. Continue reading

The U.S. Capitol is seen in Washington, Monday, June 17, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 15, 2013

Bill spotlights Congressional leaders whose connections to deep-pocketed backers raise important questions about who’s really running our government. Continue reading

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