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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

NSA Surveillance demonstration in Washington, DC
July 3, 2014 | Perspectives

Securing state power from the domestic population and securing concentrated private power are the driving forces in policy formation. Continue reading

President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Civil Rights leaders Martin Luther King, Jr., Whitney Young, James Farmer (Wikimedia Commons)
July 2, 2014 | Perspectives

Before embracing rigid and divisive politics, the Republicans had been closely aligned with the cause of civil rights and had been supporters of equal justice. Continue reading

protesters, people clapping, celebration, election
July 2, 2014 | Moyers & Company

This week on Moyers & Company, organized people versus organized money: the battle continues. Continue reading

Marie McRae on her farm in Dryden, NY. (Photo: Chris Jordan-Bloch/EarthJustice)
July 2, 2014

A rural town in upstate New York just won a major victory against oil and gas companies hoping to frack on its residents’ land. Continue reading

"I address you, the members of the 77th Congress, at a moment unprecedented in the history of the Union," said President Franklin D. Roosevelt as he started his message to the joint session of Congress, Jan. 6, 1941. Also visible are Speaker Sam Rayburn, left, and Vice President John N. Garner. (AP Photo/George R. Skadding)
July 1, 2014 | Perspectives

We need to articulate America’s democratic purpose and remind ourselves and our fellow citizens what it means to be an American, writes Harvey Kaye. Continue reading

protesters, people clapping, celebration, election
July 1, 2014 | Moyers & Company

This week on Moyers & Company, organized people versus organized money: the battle continues. Watch the full show » Continue reading

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va. answers questions from reporters on President Obama's jobs bill, the debt reduction supercommittee and the economy, Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 30, 2014 | Blog

Insider information passed between Washington and Wall Street helps the already-powerful at our expense. Continue reading

An unmanned US Predator drone flies over Kandahar Air Field, southern Afghanistan, on a moon-lit night, Jan. 31, 2010. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
June 28, 2014 | Perspectives

National security expert Vicki Divoll says the government’s newly-released “drone memo” on the legal reasoning for launching a drone attack on an American citizen falls short. Continue reading

Vice President Dick Cheney speaks to veterans during a national convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 26, 2002. Cheney spelled out to veterans the administration's justification for a pre-emptive attack against Iraq, calling Saddam Hussein "as dangerous as we say he is." (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
June 27, 2014

From the health effects of smoking to weapons of mass destruction, the powers that be have told us some real whoppers over the years. Continue reading

Josh Earnest White House Press Briefing
June 27, 2014 | Moyers & Company

This week Bill speaks with investigative journalist Charles Lewis about why facts, logic and reason are often missing in the rush to war. Continue reading

Iraq War Card, Searchable database of false statements
June 26, 2014 | Blog

A new interactive database lists the 935 false statements made by top Bush administration officials in the run up to the Iraqi war. Who leads the pack? Continue reading

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