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Charles Haig, of Flourtown, Pa., listens during a town hall meeting held by Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa and U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki to answers some veterans' questions and to discuss the new G.I. Bill's Yellow Ribbon Program for post Sept. 11 veterans at Drexel University, Monday, Aug. 17, 2009, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)
July 8, 2014 | Blog

The PBS NewsHour looks at how the industry rakes in tax-payer dollars without delivering much in the way of education. Continue reading

In this April 10, 2014 file photo, student teacher Franchesca Moreno, 21, reads to Andreanna Thomas, 6, right, and Alana Cawthon, upper left, at Bennett Park Montessori School in Buffalo, NY. (AP Photo)
June 6, 2014 | Blog

If the government closed loopholes that allow companies to stash profits in tax havens, we could collect $65 billion in taxes each year. Here’s what that money could do for our country. Continue reading

A man walks past campaign posters of the National Front far-right party in Mantes la Ville, north west of Paris, Friday, May 16, 2014. A new mosque for Muslims approved last year and paid with a heavy deposit is suddenly in limbo in a town outside Paris, and new shops in a southern town that reflect Muslims' traditions will be banned. Newly-installed far-right mayors in Mantes-la-Ville, west of the French capital, and in Beaucaire, in southwest France, are rolling out their programs and the large Muslim populations in their towns risk getting crushed. Poster left reads,"May 25 vote for France", poster right, with the pictures of the candidate of National Front far-right party for the European parliament election Aymeric Chauprade and their leader Marine Le Pen which reads"Brussels No, France Yes". (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
May 26, 2014 | News & Notes

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

Seaman Daniel Odoi of the Navy Operational Support Center of New York City presents the American flag during a Memorial Day wreath laying at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island, Monday, May 27, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
May 25, 2014 | On Democracy

The holiday makes the news of abuses and preventable deaths in the veterans medical system even more poignant. Continue reading

February 28, 2014 | Blog

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

Chris Ott, right, helps her son, former Marine John Thomas Doody.  J.T., who was shot while serving in Fallujah, Iraq., subsequently suffering an infection and a series of strokes that left him in a coma and relying on a ventilator to survive, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2103, in Riverview, Fla. The Department of Veterans Affairs said Wednesday it supports expanding an enhanced caregivers benefit for grievously wounded veterans but only if Congress comes up with the billions needed to fund it. Congress created the program in 2010, giving caregivers of seriously wounded veterans a stipend, health care and at least 30 days of respite care each year. But it was limited to veterans who served after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.  Lawmakers told the VA to study the feasibility of expansion after some veterans groups raised questions about fairness.  (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
November 15, 2013 | Blog

Many Americans who go off to fight return irreparably damaged. Continue reading

A military honor guard holds the Medal of Honor before President Barack Obama awards it to former Army Capt. William D. Swenson of Seattle, Wash., during a ceremony in the East Room at the White House. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
November 14, 2013 | Blog

A WWII veteran reflects on the service of men and women who were brave, loyal and heroic — and ordinary. Continue reading

Job Seeker Brett Culver, left, of Newalla, Okla., formerly of the Air Force, talks with Texas state trooper Deon Cockrell, right, at a Recruit Military job fair in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. Although veterans as a whole have a lower unemployment rate than the nation at large, younger veterans who served in the years following the Sept. 11 attacks are having a much harder time finding work. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
November 11, 2013 | Blog

Re-entry into society for returning war veterans is particularly difficult given the current economic climate. Continue reading

November 11, 2013 | Blog

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Many universities are looking for ways to ease the transition for veterans from combat to the classroom. Colleges across the country are offering veterans-only classes, adding counselors and streamlining the application and financial aid process. (AP Photo/Josh Anderson)
September 19, 2013 | Blog

For-profit colleges are using lobbying muscle and campaign contributions to tip the scales in their favor while students and veterans suffer and taxpayers foot the bill. Continue reading

September 6, 2013 | Moyers & Company

Guest host Phil Donahue examines the deadly civil war in Syria and the consequences of another American intervention in the Middle East. Our guests include NPR Middle East correspondent Deborah Amos and historian and analyst Andrew Bacevich.

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September 6, 2013 | Moyers & Company

NPR’s Middle East correspondent tells guest host Phil Donahue about the growing refugee crisis in Syria — one that the U.N. has called “the great tragedy of this century.” Continue reading

September 6, 2013 | Moyers & Company

The military historian and Vietnam veteran talks with guest host Phil Donahue about the questions that need answers before the U.S. intervenes in Syria. Is a military response justified and if we take action, where does it stop? Continue reading

Pedestrians walk in front of the Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington, Friday, June 21, 2013. The number of military suicides is nearly double that of a decade ago when the U.S. was just a year into the Afghan war and hadnít yet invaded Iraq. While the pace is down slightly this year, it remains worryingly high. The U.S. military and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) acknowledge the grave difficulties facing active-duty and former members of the armed services who have been caught up in the more-than decade-long American involvement in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
August 29, 2013 | Blog

Automatic spending cuts mean less medical care for veterans, yet Congress continues to appropriate funds for outdated and needlessly expensive weapons. Continue reading

Bill with Oliver Stone
February 8, 2013 | Blog

In a 2009 Moyers Moment, the filmmaker describes coping with how the Vietnam War desensitized him to killing. Continue reading

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