The hugely profitable NFL is throwing its weight around to keep information about the dangerous side effects of concussions under wraps. 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.
Dave Zirin, The Nation magazine’s first ever sports writer, joins Bill to discuss the collision of sports with politics and why it’s newsworthy. Also: An essay from Bill on a potential military strike in Syria. Continue reading
The Nation’s sports editor questions whether taxpayer money should be spent to build new arenas in cities where public infrastructure dollars are scarce. Continue reading
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
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