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Demonstrators on an army truck in Tahrir Square, Cairo (Flickr)
June 30, 2014 | Blog

The youth rebellions that took place throughout the Middle East are still shaping the region. And there’s more to come. Continue reading

Josh Earnest White House Press Briefing
June 25, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Investigative journalist Charles Lewis joins Bill this week to talk about why facts, logic and reason are often missing in the rush to war. Watch the full show » Continue reading

Graduate Frederick Anderson stands in the pouring rain as President Barack Obama acknowledges him during the Morehouse College 129th Commencement ceremony, Sunday, May 19, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
June 23, 2014 | Blog

Despite a rich history of “new” economic ideas and practice in communities of color, why is there still such racial divide in today’s “New Economy” movement? Continue reading

Alternate names for Washington, DC, NFL team
June 18, 2014 | Blog

The US Patent Office cancelled six trademarks that were “disparaging to Native Americans.” Continue reading

A demonstrator argues with police lined up during a protest against the World Cup in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Saturday, June 14, 2014. Anti-World Cup demonstrators are demanding better public services and protesting the money spent on the international soccer tournament. (AP Photo/Bruno Magalhaes)
June 18, 2014 | Blog

Dave Zirin discusses the Brazilian people’s protests against huge sporting events that catch the world’s eye but deepen inequality and divert resources from where they’re needed most in a country struggling with massive income inequality. Continue reading

Smith & Wesson 442 and Glock 21 guns on display. May 2012 (AP Photo/The Grand Rapids Press, Cory Morse)
June 13, 2014 | Perspectives

Take action now to require sane and responsible gun ownership. Continue reading

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Updated June 2, 2014 | Blog

In this clip from a 1973 interview, Bill Moyers asks Maya Angelou, who died last week at the age of 86, about the burgeoning women’s liberation movement and what it means to her. Continue reading

Oscar Isaac plays fictional folksinger Llewyn Davis in the Coen Brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis. (Image: CBS Films)
May 28, 2014 | Activism

For over a century, American activists have employed folk music as an instrument of change. Continue reading

In this April 8, 2013 picture, a boy shoots a basketball into a makeshift basket made from a milk crate and attached to a vacant row house in Baltimore. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that 20 percent of American children are impoverished. An estimated 16,000 buildings are vacant or abandoned in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
May 27, 2014 | Perspectives

Journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates recounts an after-school fight he witnessed as a young boy, and how it has influenced his writing over the course of his career. Continue reading

Hands playing a guitar. (Photo: Ginny/Flickr)
May 13, 2014 | Perspectives

A fight that many creators don’t know is unfolding should be of paramount concern. Continue reading

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May 13, 2014 | Perspectives

Advertised as “the flagship international educational exchange program” of US cultural diplomacy, the Fulbright Program is now in the path of the State Department’s torpedoes. Continue reading

In this photo taken May 7, 2012, students in a kindergarten classroom at North Valley Academy in Gooding, Idaho wear red, white and blue shirts as part of their school uniform. The K-12th grade public charter school is the first in Idaho to advertise itself as a patriotic choice for parents, with an emphasis on individual freedoms and free-market capitalism. (AP Photo/Jessie L. Bonner)
May 7, 2014 | Perspectives

A new report says high school students perform worse the older they get. A pre-K administrator believes that bringing some lessons from pre-K to K-12 classrooms could make a difference. Continue reading

Rancher Cliven Bundy, middle, addresses his supporters along side Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie, right, on April 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jason Bean)
April 30, 2014 | Perspectives

Why Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who recently lamented that today’s “Negro” has not learned to pick cotton, is both a racist crackpot and an avatar of modern conservatism. Continue reading

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April 8, 2014 | Blog

His award winning novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, is one of the most banned books in America. Continue reading

House Ways and Means Committee member Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., listens to testimony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 4, 2013, during the committee's hearing on organizations that say they were unfairly targeted by the Internal Revenue Service while seeking tax-exempt status. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
March 16, 2014 | Blog

He insists not, but the author of Dog Whistle Politics hopes he’s learned his lesson. Continue reading

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