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Lyndon Johnson at a Democratic rally in New York
July 18, 2014 | Perspectives

The author of Dog Whistle Politics argues that naturalistic assumptions about race mislead liberals in their effort to fathom race’s astringent power, shifting the focus from social dynamics to inherited essences.
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November 27, 2013 | Blog

Our viewers write in with meaningful — and witty — advice on how to keep the holiday from turning into a family drama. Continue reading

September 13, 2013 | Moyers & Company

Dave Zirin offers a unique and provocative voice in the world of sports journalism showing how inextricably linked sports and politics are in our lives. Continue reading

August 23, 2013 | Guests
President Barack Obama, left, and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio sit during a ceremony in the Capitol's Statuary Hall. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 26, 2013

In this excerpt from Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein’s book, they pinpoint the two main reasons Washington isn’t working: the serious mismatch between the political parties and a governing system that makes it extremely difficult for majorities to act. Continue reading

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December 26, 2012 | Activism

Since the advent of the Internet the number of messages sent to politicians has increased dramatically, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that the messages are being heard. Continue reading

December 21, 2012 | Moyers & Company

Tony Kushner, who wrote the screenplay for Lincoln, talks about America’s 16th president and “the history lesson of politics.” Continue reading

December 21, 2012

Lincoln Screenwriter Tony Kushner talks about what we can learn from the life and decisions of America’s 16th president. Continue reading

December 18, 2012

The Lincoln screenwriter talks about his approach to writing the movie, and how it affected his own view of democracy. Continue reading

October 25, 2012 | Blog

Suzie shares what she’s learned from adults about elections in America in this week’s Mark Fiore animated cartoon. Continue reading

President Nixon at a White House news conference. March 1973. (AP Photo/Charles Tasnadi, File)
June 19, 2012 | BillBoard

Forty years after Watergate, “we’re back to the Nixon era” of secret money buying our elections. Continue reading

February 29, 2012

We rank fans and viewers’ suggestions for top political films. Did yours make the cut? Continue reading

February 24, 2012
Film historian Neal Gabler shares his favorite political films.
April 30, 2010 | Bill Moyers Journal (2007-2010)

Bill and author Jim Hightower discuss how ordinary people can reclaim political power. Continue reading

December 7, 2007 | Bill Moyers Journal (2007-2010)

Bill talks about the intersection of religious liberty and politics with Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Melissa Rogers. Continue reading

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