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Protesters rally for an increase in the minimum wage on the Great Western Staircase at the Capitol on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. Several hundred fast-food workers and other low-wage employees from around New York gathered to pressure lawmakers to raise the minimum wage from $8 to $10.10 an hour and let local cities raise it even higher. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
July 31, 2014 | Blog

Today’s economy doesn’t contain a lot of good news for working people, yet the last few days have seen some notable gains. Continue reading

King Lear
July 31, 2014 | Blog

The artistic director of the Public Theater posits that some Shakespeare plays become particularly popular when they reflect the America we live in. Continue reading

FreedomWorks president and CEO Matt Kibbe. (Photo: Gage Skidmore/Flickr)
July 31, 2014 | Blog

Internal records show how a Switzerland-based businessman oversaw millions in contributions to the tea party group. Continue reading

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July 31, 2014 | News & Notes

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

King LearDelacorte Theater
July 30, 2014 | Moyers & Company

The award-winning actor and writer joins Bill to talk about the challenges and triumphs of playing Shakespeare’s King Lear. Continue reading

n this Jan. 23, 2014 file photo Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, left, leans in to listen to Xen Hesse as the two each lunch at Roesland Elementary School in Roeland Park, Kan. On Friday, March 7, 2014, the Kansas Supreme Court said the state's current public school funding levels are unconstitutional. The case has broader implications beyond the classroom: Kansas enacted sweeping cuts to income taxes championed by Brownback that have reduced the amount of available resources to comply with a court order. (AP Photo/John Milburn, File)
July 30, 2014 | Perspectives

It’s time for an anti-poverty contract that addresses minimum wages, paid sick leave, childcare, ending child hunger and ensuring that no one willing to work becomes destitute. Continue reading

A night scene of a Bank of America ATM on K Street NW in Washington. November 2006. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
July 30, 2014 | Blog

According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, these financial institutions draw the most complaints. Continue reading

In this April 19, 2011, file photo, a member of the National Guard checks on his colleague inside a Border Patrol Skybox near the Hidalgo International Bridge in Hidalgo, Texas. National Guard members along the Texas-Mexico border assist Border Patrol by surveying the terrain from the tower.
July 30, 2014 | News & Notes

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

Lawrence Lessig delivers a TED talk: "We the People, and the Republic we must reclaim"
July 29, 2014 | Blog

The group will spend $12 million during the midterms to support reform candidates. Continue reading

In this July 29, 2013, file photo, demonstrators in support of fast food workers march towards a McDonald's as they demand higher wages and the right to form a union without retaliation in New York's Union Square. Labor leaders are getting more creative _ and some say more desperate _ in trying to boost their sagging numbers. Unions are helping non-union fast food workers around the country hold strikes to protest low wages and poor working conditions. They are organizing home day care workers, university graduate students and even newly legalized marijuana dealers.  (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
July 29, 2014 | Blog

Two House Democrats plan to introduce a bill tomorrow that would make labor organizing a basic freedom no different than freedom from racial discrimination. Continue reading

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July 29, 2014 | Blog

Bill’s interview with the president of the conservative American Enterprise Institute provoked responses from writers and activists on the left. Continue reading

President Franklin D. Roosevelt broadcasts his annual message to Congress, Jan. 11, 1944, in Washington. The president topped a five-point victory program with a recommendation for national service legislation to make all able-bodied adults available for the war effort. (AP Photo)
July 29, 2014 | Perspectives

For more than 200 years, American exceptionalism was the idea of liberals and progressives. It was an idea about what America could be, should be and, if we act on it, would be. Continue reading

A demonstrator dressed as the Bible stands outside the Supreme Court in Washington, June 30, 2014, awaiting the court's decision on the Hobby Lobby case. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 29, 2014 | News & Notes

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

Fracking A Closer Look
July 28, 2014 | Blog

More fossil fuels can’t solve the problems created by fossil fuels, even though many hoped they could. Continue reading

Frankie Tisdale, a Brooklyn-based fast-food worker at home with his children. He joined the global protests for a higher minimum wage for fast-food workers in May 2014. (Neha Tara Mehta/Moyers & Company)
July 28, 2014 | Perspectives

Joshua Holland points out some conservative myths raised in this week’s interview, and debunks them. Continue reading

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