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Waitress in restaurant
April 15, 2014 | Blog

What’s wrong with the way restaurant workers are treated and compensated? Hundreds of people with experience in the food industry wrote to Bill with their thoughts. Continue reading

Gender gap as Uni applications rise. File photo dated 12/10/11 of students wearing mortar boards and gowns after graduating as rising numbers of would-be students have submitted applications to go to university this year, but men are still far less likely to apply than women, official figures show. Issue date: Friday January 31, 2014. Young men are becoming a disadvantaged group when it comes to studying for a degree and urgent attention needs to be paid to the problem, according to Ucas. Within the next decade, the gulf between the numbers of men and women going into higher education could eclipse the gap between the numbers of rich and poor students studying at university, Ucas chief executive Mary Curnock Cook suggested. See PA story EDUCATION Students. Photo credit should read: Chris Radburn/PA Wire URN:18842076
April 14, 2014 | Perspectives

Women are much more likely to have minimum-wage jobs than men and female-headed households are more likely to be poor. Continue reading

Image of dollar, divided up by where tax dollars go
April 14, 2014 | Blog

Individuals taxpayers will give the IRS its biggest boost on April 15, so we should know what the government is doing with our money (but that doesn’t mean we have to like it). Continue reading

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts waves after giving the commencement address on Friday, May 24, 2013, at LaLumiere School in LaPorte, Ind. (AP Photo/South Bend Tribune, James Brosher)
April 14, 2014 | Perspectives

A court that consistently decides all relevant cases on behalf of corporate interests undermines its own legitimacy, as well as the Constitution. Continue reading

Healthy Lunches
April 12, 2014 | Blog

If we hope to improve educational outcomes, we need to demand policies that ensure that students can come to class well-fed and ready to learn. Continue reading

Pedro Rodriguez, right, talks with Andrus Reyes as they participate in a demonstration on a Burger King parking lot as part of a nationwide protest supporting higher wages for workers in the fast-food industry and other minimum wage jobs in Boston, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
April 11, 2014 | Blog

The new minimum covers tipped workers, and will be indexed to the cost of living. Continue reading

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)
April 11, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Historian Harvey J. Kaye talks to Bill about why FDR’s “Four Freedoms” — freedom from fear and want and freedom of speech and religion — are more important now than ever. Continue reading

This video frame grab provided by Senate Television shows Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. speaking on the floor of the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Senate Democrats pushed Wednesday for speedy confirmation of John Brennan's nomination to be CIA director but ran into a snag after a Paul began a lengthy speech over the legality of potential drone strikes on U.S. soil.
April 11, 2014 | Perspectives

Rand Paul’s blinkered vision will make it almost impossible for him to grapple with how racial resentment fuels support for the libertarian politics he fervently espouses. Continue reading

Demonstrators gather outside the Supreme Court in Washington on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, as the court heard arguments on campaign finance.
April 11, 2014 | Blog

An interview with Steven Teles, author of The Rise of the Conservative Legal Movement. Continue reading

Martin Luther King Jr. and President Lyndon Baines Johnson
April 10, 2014 | Blog

As a young special assistant to Lyndon Johnson, Bill was a witness to the cooperation between Martin Luther King Jr. and the president that led to the Act’s passage. Continue reading

Kshama Sawant speak at a March 15, 2013, "March for $15" rally in Seattle. (Image: Flickr/ Shannon Kringen)
Updated May 1, 2014 | Activism

Kshama Sawant is shaking up the city’s political establishment — and making all the right enemies in her campaign for a living wage. Continue reading

Harvey J. Kaye
April 9, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Historian Harvey J. Kaye talks to Bill about why FDR’s “Four Freedoms” — freedom from fear and want and freedom of speech and religion — are more important now than ever. Watch the full show now » Continue reading

Saru Jayaraman
April 8, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Watch clips from Bill’s interview with the activist fighting the National Restaurant Association to get wages beyond their current level of $2.13 per hour. Continue reading

book cover
April 8, 2014 | Blog

His award winning novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, is one of the most banned books in America. Continue reading

In this April 30, 2012 file photo, Lilly Ledbetter, left, speaks in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)
April 8, 2014 | Blog

Even those who deny its existence acknowledge that it’s a reality. Continue reading

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