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Walmart Protests
May 8, 2014 | Perspectives

Walmart, the country’s largest private employer, pays 825,000 workers less than $25,000 a year. The president needs to push it to pay its low-wage workforce more. Continue reading

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January 31, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Journalist and creator of the TV series The Wire talks about the crisis of capitalism in America and how it’s dividing our country. Continue reading

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January 29, 2014 | Moyers & Company

In this clip, the creator of the TV series The Wire talks about the crisis of capitalism in America and how it’s dividing our country. Watch the full show now » Continue reading

President Barack Obama shakes hands with House Speaker John Boehner before he delivers the State of the Union address in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Jan. 28, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
January 29, 2014 | Blog

The president only included a vague throwaway line about trade. Continue reading

Barack Obama, Joe Biden, John Boehner, SOTU 2014
January 29, 2014 | Blog

Close to 3,000 people weighed in on the Bill Moyers Facebook page with comments on President Obama’s speech last night. Here’s what they had to say. Continue reading

In this Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 photo, Kassandra Guzman of the Corona section of the Queens borough of New York, poses at the Legislative Office Building in Albany, N.Y. Guzman, an 18-year-old high school student, works seven days a week and said she still has trouble saving for college after helping her parents pay their bills. As with other low-wage earners, the proposed hike in New York's minimum wage won't erase all her financial worries, but it would help. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
February 22, 2013 | Blog
What if, instead of tying the minimum wage to the cost of living, we tied it to the earnings of the top 1 percent?
The U.S. Capitol is seen in Washington, Monday, June 17, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 15, 2013

Bill spotlights Congressional leaders whose connections to deep-pocketed backers raise important questions about who’s really running our government. Continue reading

Desiline Victor
February 14, 2013 | Blog

Voting rights activists debate if Obama’s new non-partisan commission, announced in his State of the Union address, is enough to fix the problems. Continue reading

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio listens at right as President Barack Obama gives his State of the Union address during a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday Feb. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, Pool)
February 13, 2013 | BillBoard
Our roundup of interesting reactions and analysis of President Obama's speech that are worth a read.
President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 8, 2013 | Group Think

In this Group Think, we asked writers, activists and academics to write parts of President Obama’s speech. See what they drafted. MORE

Writer and environmental activist Bill McKibben prepares to speak to the Vermont legislature. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)
February 8, 2013 | Group Think
The challenge of climate change is so large it threatens to render meaningless everything else we do.
Jonathan Haidt
February 7, 2013 | Group Think
The social psychologist wants to bring back bipartisanship and democracy along with it.
President Barack Obama greets Sen. Daniel Inouye, Sen. Patrick Leahy, Sen. Scott Brown, and Sen. John Kerry, on Capitol Hill in Washington. January 2012. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 31, 2012 | Blog
The Senate voted to open debate on the STOCK Act yesterday.
President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington. January 2012. (AP Photo/Saul Loeb, Pool)
January 25, 2012 | Blog

Separating the president’s words from his tactics in the State of the Union address. Continue reading