New York mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio’s victory is an omen of what may become the defining story of America’s next political era: the challenge, to both parties, from the left. Continue reading
The ways in which a society behaves — how we acquire knowledge and beliefs and disseminate them through tradition, ritual, education and study — has always been a focus of Bill Moyers and his team. Their thoughtful approach to exploring American culture has been illustrated in a number of series and specials through the years, and continues to be on Moyers & Company.
Organizer Illai Kenney talks about the challenges that younger activists face in being heard in the modern civil rights movement, and the burdens and benefits of being young and black in America. Continue reading
Dave Zirin ponders how city leaders justify spending money on a new hockey arena over fixing city schools or restoring streetlights. Continue reading
The author and gun industry analyst talks about the big business of “enhanced lethality.” Continue reading
The role the “stand your ground” law played in George Zimmerman’s acquittal has become the subject of renewed and fervent attention. Continue reading