Mother Jones reporter Dana Liebelson has been tracking the trend. Continue reading
Democracy & Government
The importance of democracy and politics in our daily lives is a driving force behind our journalism, whether it’s an ongoing examination of the political engineering of inequality or exposing the revolving door of power and influence that spins individuals in and out of jobs in the public and private sectors. Below are a variety of programs and interviews that illustrate democratic principles and the ways in which they’ve come under fire and been defended. Be inspired, encouraged, and alarmed… but mostly be aware.
EXPLORE Democracy & Government
This week’s cover story in Harper’s is a blistering critique of Democrats and the left. Moyers & Company senior writer Michael Winship outlines the debate between those trumpeting a progressive resurgence within the Democratic party and those lamenting liberalism’s death. Which side are you on? Continue reading
“Truth is always stranger than fiction,” notes this week’s guest Mike Lofgren. “It is also more urgently connected to the information we need to know to live as citizens. Yet fiction is more compelling.” Continue reading
President Obama has ordered his officials to step on the gas and clear as much of his regulatory agenda as possible. Continue reading
Proponents of “foreign law bans” would have you believe they are interested in all foreign laws. They’re actually designed to specifically target Muslims. Continue reading
This proposal can challenge Wall Street by bringing economic equity to Main Street. Continue reading
We asked a number of people, including several previous Moyers & Company guests, to share their reactions to Mike Lofgren’s essay analyzing the Deep State.
While deep-pocketed dark money groups on the right should be happy with the proposed rules, that isn’t the case. Continue reading
National security and law enforcement aren’t the only areas where the state often operates unseen from the public. Other parts of the government also operate secretly. Continue reading
POGO’s executive director writes that “a lot of this corruption (the revolving doors, lobbying activities and campaign contributions, for instance) is legal. Mull that over: We’ve passed laws allowing the “Deep State” to not only exist, but also to flourish.” Continue reading