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Mike LofgrenCROPPED
February 20, 2014

This week, former GOP Congressional Analyst Mike Lofgren joins Bill to talk about what he calls our “deep state,” in which elected and unelected figures collude to serve powerful vested interests. Watch the full show. Continue reading

Chris Mooney global warming denial article screenshot
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

January 30, 2014 | Blog

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

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., listens to a question from the audience, as a McCain supporter, left, reacts to the question, at a town hall meeting, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011, in Goodyear, Ariz. An angry crowd of constituents voiced their frustration at McCain over issues ranging from characterizing "tea-party" members as "hobbits" to the nation's faltering economy. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
January 27, 2014 | Blog

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

Scotty Macom, right, walks with his wife, Kellie, center, and his son, Koal, 2, after he voted in Egg Harbor Township, N.J., Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/The Press of Atlantic City, Vernon Ogrodnek)
January 17, 2014 | Blog
The legislation represents the first attempt by a bipartisan group in Congress to reinstate the vital protections of the VRA that the Supreme Court took away.
House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, for a hearing on the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya that resulted in the death of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 10, 2014 | Blog

As Congress cuts programs that help the poorest Americans, a new study shows that, for the first time, the majority of its legislators are millionaires. Continue reading

Las Vegas Sands Chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
December 18, 2013 | Blog

The wealthiest Americans probably pay more for tax planning than they do in estate taxes. Continue reading

Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., right, and House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., left, and other Farm Bill negotiators wrap up a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. There is agreement on many parts of the legislation but significant differences remain over funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, more commonly known as food stamps.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 6, 2013 | Blog

While Obama described his vision for an economy defined by mobility, Senator Debbie Stabenow brokered a deal for at least another $8 billion in SNAP cuts. Continue reading

December 4, 2013 | Blog

We’re still living with those $80 billion across-the-board cuts from the sequester, and now they’re at it again. Continue reading

December 2, 2013 | Blog

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

Unemployment Benefits
November 20, 2013 | Blog

House Republicans are balking at renewing long-term unemployment insurance. But more austerity could be devastating for the recovery. Continue reading

Food Stamps Illinois
November 8, 2013 | Blog

Congressional cuts to the food stamp program went into effect this week, making it much harder for struggling families to make ends meet. Continue reading

Seniors congregate at the Council Center for Senior Citizens, in Brooklyn's Midwood neighborhood in New York. (AP Photo/Jon Gerberg, File)
October 29, 2013 | Blog

If we truly think it’s important to respect our elders, here’s a simple way to prove it. Continue reading

This photo provided by Fox News Channel shows Sean Hannity interviewing former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in New York. (AP Photo/Fox News Channel, Shealah Craighead)
October 18, 2013 | Blog

The desire to reprise the GOP’s disastrous shutdown seems irrational — unless you live inside the right-wing media bubble. Continue reading

October 16, 2013 | Blog

An interfaith group of approximately 150 clergy leaders, locked out workers and people of faith, marched on Capitol Hill yesterday to urge Congress to end the shutdown. Continue reading

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