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Susan Crawford in a screengrab from interview
May 5, 2014 | Blog

Watch clips from Bill’s interview with two media and technology experts on how proposed rules governing the Internet could change our digital lives dramatically. 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 5, 2014 | Connecting the Dots

A new report reveals widespread fraud and mismanagement in our under-regulated charter schools. Continue reading

Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio smiles during a rally in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
May 4, 2014 | Perspectives

In one major city after another, newly elected officials are planning to raise the minimum wage or enact ordinances boosting wages in developments that have received city assistance. They are drafting legislation to require inner-city hiring on major projects and foster unionization in hotels, stores and trucking. Continue reading

Tenth-grade students work in their computer class at the new Southwind High School in Shelby County Tenn., outside of the Memphis, Tenn. city limits, Monday, Oct. 29, 2007. Officials in Shelby County, Tenn., complain they'll have to spend millions to satisfy a federal judge's "arbitrary" desegregation order. It'll mean busing minority students up to an hour away and replacing hundreds of white teachers with black ones, they say. (AP Photo/Greg Campbell)
May 3, 2014 | What We're Reading

A new report by ProPublica looks at how we’re losing some of the most important gains of the civil rights movement. Continue reading

This undated photo provided by Facebook shows the server room at the company's data center in Prineville, Ore. (AP Photo/Facebook, Alan Brandt)
May 2, 2014 | Connecting the Dots

The battle over Net neutrality is once again heating up. But not everyone has followed this somewhat complicated issue. Here, then, is a primer for understanding what’s at stake in the fight for an open Internet. Continue reading

David Carr, Susan Crawford
May 2, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Democracy loses if the Internet’s sold to the highest bidder — and that may be exactly what’s about to happen. Continue reading

comcast, net neutrality
May 2, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Candidate Obama said the Internet would remain open and free, but that’s before he appointed a former cable and wireless top gun to run the FCC. Continue reading

David Carr, Susan Crawford
May 2, 2014 | Blog

What happens if the government decides some are allowed faster access on the Net than others? Continue reading

FCC Headquarters
Updated July 16, 2014 | On Democracy

Speak up. You have a chance to tell both President Obama and the FCC what you think, so that the will of the people, not the power of money and predatory interests, is heard.
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Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. (AP Photo)
May 1, 2014 | Money & Politics

The system is broken. Politicians and scholars offer their thoughts on how to fix it. Continue reading

In this April 10, 2014 file photo, student teacher Franchesca Moreno, 21, reads to Andreanna Thomas, 6, right, and Alana Cawthon, upper left, at Bennett Park Montessori School in Buffalo, NY. (AP Photo)
May 1, 2014 | Activism

Teachers are fighting the privatization wave by connecting with families right where they live. Continue reading

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton bids farewell to State Department employees at the State Department in Washington, Friday, Feb. 1, 2103, before departing the State Department for the final time as secretary of state. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
May 1, 2014 | Money & Politics

Our latest roundup of key money and politics reporting. This week: Wall Street Republicans’ surprising soft spot for Hillary, 2014 is on track to be the darkest money election year yet and much more. Continue reading

David Carr, Susan Crawford
April 30, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Democracy loses if the Internet’s sold to the highest bidder — and that may be exactly what’s about to happen. Watch the full show now » Continue reading

Ken Langone, Home Depot co-founder (AP Photo/Louie Favorite)
April 30, 2014 | Perspectives

In this video clip, the economist explains why the debate over income inequality has become so mean-spirited. Continue reading

Fossil fuel divestment, student protest, Middlebury (Courtesy of Responsible Endowments Coalition)
April 29, 2014 | Activism

Watch clips from Bill’s interview with two leaders of the climate change divestment movement. Continue reading

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