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VIETNAM WAR U.S. HELICOPTERS GAS
February 18, 2014 | Blog

A DoD initiative to educate the public on the history of the Vietnam War is misleading. Continue reading

Pete Seeger in 1955 (Photo: Frank Palumbo/Library of Congress)
January 28, 2014 | Blog

Our senior writer remembers what the folksinger’s music meant to him. Continue reading

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January 14, 2014 | Blog

Bill discusses our country’s most successful effort to cut poverty with another veteran of that fight, Peter Edelman, who is today one of the leading experts on poverty. Continue reading

President Lyndon B. Johnson speaks at a news conference at the White House in Washington, Feb. 1, 1964.  (AP Photo/John Rous)
January 8, 2014 | Blog

The war on poverty helped raise millions above the poverty line, but where do we stand today? Continue reading

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January 8, 2014 | Blog

A new study says yes and Americans want more anti-poverty initiatives. Continue reading

President Lyndon Johnson and his wife, Lady Bird, visit the Appalachian area in Eastern Kentucky to see conditions firsthand and announce his War on Poverty.
January 7, 2014 | Blog

How we can make the next significant strides in the fight against poverty. Continue reading

Enlisted military men carry the casket of John F. Kennedy up the center steps of the Capitol in Washington, Nov. 24, 1963. A sailor follows with presidential flag. An honor guard lines the steps.   (AP Photo)
November 20, 2013 | Blog

Our senior writer remembers President Kennedy’s assassination. Continue reading

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October 1, 2013

House Republicans were willing to shut down the government over Obamacare. We take a look back at other critics and roadblocks to social programs that are popular today. Continue reading

In this Aug. 6, 1965, photo, President Lyndon Baines Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in a ceremony in the President's Room near the Senate Chambers on Capitol Hill in Washington. Three years ago, the Supreme Court warned there could be constitutional problems with a landmark civil rights law that has opened voting booths to millions of African-Americans. Now, opponents of a key part of the Voting Rights Act are asking the high court to finish that provision off.  Surrounding the president from left directly above his right hand, Vice President Hubert Humphrey; House Speaker John McCormack; Rep. Emanuel Celler, D-N.Y.; first daughter Luci Johnson; and Sen. Everett Dirksen, R-Ill.  Behind Humphrey is House Majority Leader Carl Albert of Oklahoma; and behind Celler is Sen. Carl Hayden, D-Ariz.  (AP Photo)
August 6, 2013 | Blog

Nearly half a century after the landmark legislation changed our country’s politics, The Nation’s Ari Berman notes that voting rights are under threat once again. Continue reading

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July 25, 2013

Read about moments in the 1950s and 1960s that changed the course of the Civil Rights movement. Continue reading

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July 10, 2013 | Blog

Watch Bill Moyers and Charlie Rose talk about Bill’s Frontline project “Two American Families” and the causes of economic inequality. Continue reading

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June 25, 2013 | Group Think

Editors, scholars and activists tackle the question: What does the Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder mean for democracy? MORE

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December 21, 2012

Inspired by Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, learn about and experience ten instances of powerful presidential rhetoric on a wide range of topics. Continue reading

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August 3, 2012

Bill recalls his days with Lyndon Johnson as they prepared to sell Medicare to Congress, and makes the case for why everyone should be entitled to it today. Continue reading

Martin Luther King Jr. and President Lyndon Baines Johnson
January 18, 2008 | Bill Moyers Journal (2007-2010)

As an aide to Lyndon Johnson, Bill was a witness to the cooperation between Martin Luther King, Jr., and the president that lead to the Act’s passage. Continue reading