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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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Hearing on the Women’s Health Protection Act (S.1696)
July 16, 2014 | Blog

For years the pro-choice movement has had to battle a wide array of restrictions passed on the state level. Continue reading

Immigration activists with Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) demand the Mexican government take more measures to protect and respect the rights of unaccompanied minors and families crossing Mexico's territory, during a protest outside the Mexican consulate in Los Angeles Thursday, July 3, 2014. Activists demand support of migrant children and families Thursday, two days after U.S. Homeland Security buses carrying the migrants were routed away from American flag-waving protesters in Murrieta, Calif., and transported to a facility in San Diego. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
July 15, 2014 | Blog

Immigration case backlog has increased nearly 120 percent since 2006, and more than 30 positions for judges are still vacant. Here’s how the courts became so ill-equipped. Continue reading

Photo of tax return and US treasury check
July 15, 2014 | Blog

Even the most clever corporate tax accountant would have a hard time finding a way around this new fair and universal proposition. Continue reading

The Supreme Court building in Washington, DC. Photo Credit: iStock
July 12, 2014 | Blog

On Thursday, the Committee voted 10-8 to endorse an amendment to restore reasonable limits on financial contributions and expenditures intended to influence elections. Continue reading

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., addresses supporters and volunteers at his runoff election victory party Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at the Mississippi Children's Museum in Jackson, Miss
July 12, 2014 | Blog

On the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, advocates continue to push a bill to restore a key Voting Rights Act protection. Their latest target is Thad Cochran. Continue reading

Justice Sandra Day O'Connor
July 11, 2014 | Moyers & Company

In this clip, Bill speaks to NY Times columnist Linda Greenhouse and Slate‘s Dahlia Lithwick about Sandra Day O’Connor’s replacement on the court — Samuel Alito — and how he has changed the court. Continue reading

Members of the Supreme Court gather for a group portrait at the Supreme Court in Washington before the start of the 2010 session. October 2010. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
July 11, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Following several high-profile, controversial decisions, Bill speaks to NY Times columnist Linda Greenhouse and Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick about the agenda of the Roberts court. Continue reading

Linda Greenhouse and Dahlia Lithwick in studio with Bill
July 11, 2014 | Moyers & Company

After the broadcast interview ended, our cameras kept rolling. See more of Bill’s conversation with Linda Greenhouse and Dahlia Lithwick. Continue reading

A demonstrator dressed as the Bible stands outside the Supreme Court in Washington, June 30, 2014, awaiting the court's decision on the Hobby Lobby case. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 11, 2014 | Blog

A line of Supreme Court rulings stretching back 200 years has blurred the distinction between flesh-and-blood citizens and the businesses they own. Continue reading

Gerrick Brenner of Progress NC was joined by Save Early Voting supporters on the steps of the Craven County Administration Building, New Bern, N.C., Tuesday, April 9, 2013 while addressing the media. (AP Photo/Sun Journal, Chuck Beckley)
July 10, 2014 | Blog

The state’s recent election-law overhaul stripped away more than a decade’s worth of reforms that had dramatically increased ballot access for African-Americans. Continue reading

Dahlia Lithwick Linda Greenhouse-3751
July 9, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Following several high-profile, controversial decisions, Bill speaks to NY Times columnist Linda Greenhouse and Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick about the agenda of the Roberts court. Watch the full show » 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)
July 8, 2014 | Blog

It’s the Democratic Party’s own fault that voters struggle to distinguish it from the Republican Party. Continue reading

The Supreme Court Building in Washington. June 2012 (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 7, 2014 | Blog

Here’s how corporations became people you can’t sue. Continue reading

Fireworks light up the sky over the National Mall in Washington Friday, July 4, 2008.(AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)
July 3, 2014 | Blog

This July 4, cherish the words of the Declaration but also summon Thomas Paine’s spirit to remind yourself that we can, if we really care, pick up the broken thread of democratic zeal. An essay by Bill Moyers and Bernie Weisberger. Continue reading

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