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Edward Snowden talks during a simulcast conversation during the SXSW Interactive Festival on Monday, March 10, 2014, in Austin, Texas. Snowden talked with American Civil Liberties Unionís principal technologist Christopher Soghoian, and answered tweeted questions. (Photo by Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP)
March 11, 2014 | Blog

The ACLU’s Ben Wizner discusses his growing concern with our surveillance state, what could happen if NSA programs aren’t rolled back and the deep impact of Edward Snowden’s revelations. Continue reading

SIlicon Valley The Other Half
February 21, 2014 | Blog

National security and law enforcement aren’t the only areas where the state often operates unseen from the public. Other parts of the government also operate secretly. Continue reading

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February 21, 2014 | Blog

POGO’s executive director writes that “a lot of this corruption (the revolving doors, lobbying activities and campaign contributions, for instance) is legal. Mull that over: We’ve passed laws allowing the “Deep State” to not only exist, but also to flourish.” 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)
February 21, 2014 | Blog

The cultural critic says the deep state is symptomatic of a neoliberal revolution, where misguided economics drive politics and the welfare state is gutted. Continue reading

President Barack Obama, center, speaks as former Presidents Bill Clinton, left, and George W. Bush, right, listen in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010. Bush and Clinton have been asked by Obama to help with US relief efforts after the earthquake in Haiti. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
February 21, 2014 | Blog

The historian says in the ‘Bill-W.-Obama’ era, a neoliberal consensus defines American politics, with an emphasis on an expansive, militarized foreign policy. Continue reading

A TV screen shows a news report of Edward Snowden at a shopping mall in Hong Kong Sunday, June 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
February 21, 2014 | Blog

The bond between the private security industry and the government is soldered by plutocracy, perpetual war, reduction of industrial capacity, US exceptionalism and political malfunction. Continue reading

Mike Lofgren
February 21, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Former GOP congressional analyst Mike Lofgren talks to Bill about America’s “Deep State,” in which elected and unelected figures collude to serve powerful vested interests. Also, an exclusive essay on the Deep State, by Lofgren. Continue reading

The U.S. Capitol is seen in Washington, Monday, June 17, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 21, 2014 | Blog

In a must-read essay, former GOP congressional analyst Mike Lofgren analyzes America’s “Deep State,” in which elected and unelected figures collude to serve powerful vested interests. Continue reading

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 now » Continue reading

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April 2, 2004 | NOW with Bill Moyers (2002-2005)

Bill talks to former Nixon Administration counsel John Dean about White House secrecy and presidential accountability. Continue reading