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Abraham Lincoln takes the oath of office as the 16th president of the United States administered by Chief Justice Roger B. Taney in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on March 4, 1861. (AP Photo)
October 21, 2013 | Blog

Thanks to an eleventh-hour settlement the US has supposedly escaped fiscal doomsday, but historian Bernard Weisberger writes that it feels more like a stay of execution than the end of a crisis. Continue reading

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October 18, 2013 | Moyers & Company

Economics commentator Martin Wolf provides analysis of the recent debt crisis, which he describes as the legislative equivalent of a nuclear bomb. 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

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October 17, 2013 | Blog

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

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. stands on the Senate steps on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
October 16, 2013 | Blog

This was the latest in a string of battles in which the American economy was ultimately the loser. Now Democrats have the upper hand — if they don’t mess it up. Continue reading

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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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October 15, 2013 | Blog

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

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at a rally in front of the WWII Memorial Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
October 13, 2013 | Blog

Some of the claims ostensibly respectable figures on the right make about the law, without any shame, are simply mind boggling. Continue reading

Illustrations by Joe Fournier
October 11, 2013 | Blog

Just looking at the rank-and-file members of the “suicide caucus” is like focusing on the marionette rather than the puppet-master. Who’s pulling the strings? Continue reading

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October 11, 2013 | Blog

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

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October 10, 2013 | Blog

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

Eric Cantor, Paul Ryan, Dave Camp, Tom Graves
October 9, 2013 | Blog

Republicans claim that debt ceiling brinksmanship is a tactic employed by both parties, and historically that’s true. But this time it’s different. Here’s why. Continue reading

The Capitol in Washington is seen under an overcast sky at dawn. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File )
October 9, 2013 | Blog

The Conservative Action Project has played a background role in several high-profile political debates, including this month’s shutdown. Continue reading

Shinzo Abe, Akira Ono
October 9, 2013 | Blog

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

Britain London Olympics 2012 Home Away
October 8, 2013 | Blog

Americans can’t take a stroll in a national park but Congress still can work out in their exclusive gyms (no towels though). Continue reading

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