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Supporters of Americans For Prosperity and other TEA Party members rally at Leo O'Laughlin Inc. on the eve of President Barack Obama's visit to Macon, Mo. Tuesday evening, April 27, 2010. (AP Photo/Patrick T. Fallon)
April 10, 2014 | Blog

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

Governor Chris Christie talks to a reporter following a visit to Fort Lee Borough Hall Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, in Fort Lee, NJ, to apologize to Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich about the governor's staff allegedly closing lanes to the George Washington Bridge last September. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
April 8, 2014 | Blog

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People stand in line outside the Supreme Court in Washington D.C.,on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, to hear arguments in McCutcheon v. FEC.
April 2, 2014 | Blog

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Chokwe Lumumba,
March 21, 2014 | Blog

The mayor of Jackson, Miss., believed that economic development and the creation of jobs must be a collective rather than individual effort. Continue reading

Photo by Peter Blanchard.
October 11, 2013 | Blog

We need to rethink our economy in fundamentally new ways. Continue reading

Sea foam is seen amongst dead mangrove, formerly dense, green and a nesting sight for brown pelicans, egrets and roaseate spoon bill, which was directly impacted by oil from the nation's worst offshore oil spill, is seen as it erodes into Barataria Bay at Cat Island in Plaquemines Parish, La., Thursday, April 18, 2013. Underneath the surface, environmentalists and scientists fear there may be trouble, from tiny organisms to dolphins. Yet the long-term environmental impact from the spill is still not fully known and will likely be debated for years to come. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
August 21, 2013 | Blog

After paying out for the cleanup for three years, the petroleum giant is tired of footing the bill. Continue reading

Alivia Terry looks nervously at the adults waiting for she and her classmates from the Anderson Grove Head Start program in Caledonia, Miss., to ring their hand bells to accompany several patriotic songs, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss., at the conclusion of a rally by early childhood education supporters, childcare providers and supporters who called for support of the Mississippi Pre K Collaborative Act before this year's legislature. The groups lobbied their lawmakers to support the legislation that provides funding for local partnerships between public, parochial and private schools and licensed child care programs in some parts of the state. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
May 5, 2013 | Blog
Many low-income mothers are faced with a no-win choice in trying to find child care that they can afford.
FILE - In this May 16, 2012 file photo, Florida Gov. Rick Scott speaks in Fort Lauderdale. Florida Gov. Rick Scott, long opposed President Barack Obama's remake of the health insurance market. After President Obama won re-election, the Republican governor softened his tone. He said he wanted to "have a conversation" with the administration about implementing the 2010 law. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter, File)
Updated August 15, 2013

See which governors with high numbers of uninsured constituents opted out of Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion, and which — like Florida’s Rick Scott — reluctantly jumped on board. Continue reading

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September 30, 2012 | Blog
A look at poverty in Mississippi and a roundup of articles about income inequality in America.
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June 22, 2012

See photo depictions of life for poor African Americans in rural Mississippi in the late 1960s. Continue reading

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney shakes hands during a campaign stop at the Port of Pascagoula, Miss. March 2012. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 10, 2012 | Blog

Mitt Romney says we’d be “a lot better off” if Washington took governmental lessons from… the poorest state in America. Come again? Continue reading