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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va. answers questions from reporters on President Obama's jobs bill, the debt reduction supercommittee and the economy, Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 30, 2014 | Blog

Insider information passed between Washington and Wall Street helps the already-powerful at our expense. Continue reading

Mike LofgrenCROPPED
February 20, 2014

This week, former GOP Congressional Analyst Mike Lofgren joins Bill to talk about what he calls our “deep state,” in which elected and unelected figures collude to serve powerful vested interests. Watch the full show now » Continue reading

Washington Daily Life
December 6, 2013 | Blog

DC “just loves its circular metaphors — spinning and news-cycles and the revolving doors.” Continue reading

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September 13, 2013 | Group Think
"With billionaire team owners and an amazing fan base, stadium building seems like the kind of thing the private market should handle on its own," argues the head of the D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute.
An outdoors sign for Walmart is seen in Duarte, Calif. Tuesday, May 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
September 12, 2013 | Blog

Washington, D.C. mayor Vincent Gray has vetoed a bill that would require large, billion-dollar retailers like Walmart to pay their workers a living age, defined in the bill as at least $12.50 an hour. It is the latest development in a nationwide battle to end the double-barreled explotation by such firms as Walmart, which build their businesses on the backs of workers receiving poverty wages and on the backs of taxpayers who subsidize their businesses. Continue reading

August 23, 2013 | Blog

America’s capital is its richest city, and also one of its most unequal. Continue reading

August 20, 2013 | Moyers & Company

The author of This Town opines that the culture of greed, corruption and political manipulation disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff fostered is still with us today. Continue reading

Congress Recess
August 16, 2013 | Blog

Michael Winship says the only thing worse than a do-nothing Congress is one that yields “to the urgent, seductive whisper of the dollar.” Continue reading

Teacher Sarah Morse, center, helps during lunch at the Eastham Community Center Claskamas County Children's Commission Head Start in Oregon City, Ore. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
June 5, 2013 | Blog

Greg Kaufmann talks to a Head Start director in Washington State to find out how the sequester is affecting programs that are already underfunded. Continue reading

Voters cast their Election Day ballots at Harrison High School in Harrison, Mont. November 2012. (AP Photo/Janie Osborne)
November 7, 2012 | Blog

See some of the ways our nation changed thanks to new state ballot initiatives. Continue reading

A man hands out signs at a rally on the campus of Los Angeles City College in support of California ballot Proposition 30. October 2012. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
October 26, 2012

Take a closer look at hot-button initiatives Americans will be voting for or against on November 6. Continue reading

July 6, 2007 | Bill Moyers Journal (2007-2010)

Finding meaning in the blight of Anacostia, Washington, D.C. — a look at the Earth Conservation Corps. Continue reading