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Inner Harbor Water Wheel, Baltimore
July 22, 2014 | Blog

A new invention is helping to solve the city’s water pollution problem and clean up a city landmark. Continue reading

U.S. Border Patrol Agents listen to U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson speak during a press conference Monday June 30, 2014 in Edinburg, Texas. Johnson said he is sending an additional 150 Border Patrol agents to the Rio Grande Valley Sector to help with a recent spike in immigrants crossing the border through the area. (AP Photo/The Monitor, Nathan Lambrecht) MAGS OUT; TV OUT
July 22, 2014 | News & Notes

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

Sandra Day O'Connor
July 21, 2014 | In Search of the Constitution (1987)

The first woman on the Supreme Court cast the deciding vote in reaffirming Roe v. Wade in 1992, but things could have turned out differently. Continue reading

FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2013 file photo, assault weapons and hand guns are seen for sale at Capitol City Arms Supply in Springfield, Ill. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
July 21, 2014 | Blog

It’s one of a number of US policies that has played a role in making Central America so violent. Continue reading

John Oliver on America's broken prisons
July 21, 2014 | News & Notes

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

The Game of Village, http://www.thegameofvillage.com/
July 20, 2014 | Perspectives

Children at a unique day-camp program called ‘The Game of Village’ all over the country are learning how to be real and effective citizens. They give us some hope for the future. Continue reading

House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks at the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, March 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
July 19, 2014 | Perspectives

Conservative members of the House Budget Committee showed up at a recent hearing on poverty to preach what they think they already know about people living in poverty. Continue reading

Rachel Fentin, left, 23, of Detroit, holds a sign denouncing water shutoffs as members of The People’s Water Board Coalition protest Detroit’s cutting off the water supply to some residents, in Detroit on Friday, July 18, 2014.
July 19, 2014 | Blog

As Detroit draws international criticism for shutting off water for low-income families, activists ask why people are being forced to pay while the Wall Street banks live large. Continue reading

Immigrant Children, Ellis Island, New York, ca. 1908 (National Archives)
July 18, 2014 | Blog

The Immigration Act of 1907 declared that unaccompanied children under 16 were not permitted to enter America in the normal fashion. But it didn’t send them packing, either. Continue reading

A woman votes at Woodridge Elementary School in Stone Mountain, Ga., on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Five major GOP candidates will square off to represent their party this fall in the election to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss. Meanwhile, Michelle Nunn, daughter of former U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn is a heavy favorite to win the Democratic nomination. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Kent D. Johnson)
July 18, 2014 | Blog

Here are some key congressional races that women’s health advocates will be watching this November. Continue reading

Bill de Blasio at the Puerto Rican Day Parade
July 18, 2014 | Perspectives

In order to better the economic lot of their constituency, Democrats should do something they haven’t really contemplated, and have consistently avoided, since the 1930s: taking a side, with all that entails, in a class war. Continue reading

Pro-Russian fighters guard the site of a crashed Malaysia Airlines passenger plane near the village of Rozsypne, Ukraine, eastern Ukraine Friday, July 18, 2014. Rescue workers, policemen and even off-duty coal miners were combing a sprawling area in eastern Ukraine near the Russian border where the Malaysian plane ended up in burning pieces Thursday, killing all 298 aboard. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
July 18, 2014 | News & Notes

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

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July 18, 2014 | Moyers & Company

With new state laws and Supreme Court rulings, the battle over women’s reproductive rights is being fought more fiercely than ever. Roe v. Wade itself may be in peril. Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards joins Bill in the studio this week. Continue reading

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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An inmate at the Mule Creek State Prison sits on his bunk bed in a gymnasium that was modified to house prisoners in Ione, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
July 17, 2014 | Perspectives

The for-profit prison industry is plagued by problems, but dodgy “research” and a pile of lobbying dollars keeps it growing. Continue reading

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