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A country road in Strawn, Texas. (Photo Credit: Nicolas Henderson / Flickr CC 2.0)
July 17, 2014 | Blog

Twenty-seven states have passed strict abortion regulations and volunteer groups are stepping in to help close the gap between the legal right to an abortion and the ability to get one.
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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

Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, in coronation robes, 1775 (Photo: Wiki Commons)
July 15, 2014 | Perspectives

Globalizing capitalism and its new extremes — rising prices and wealth inequalities — has a remarkable historical parallel in the events of the 16th century. Should modern-day capitalists be guarding the Bastille? Continue reading

Tianna Gaines-Turner watches as her twin toddlers Marques, left, and Marianna Turner (at the time, both only one year old) have juice, Feb. 26, 2009, at their home in Philadelphia, PA. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
July 11, 2014 | Perspectives

Tianna Gaines-Turner has been struggling to feed her family for years. She testified before Congress this week. Continue reading

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito gestures as he speaks, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 to a joint meeting of the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches and the Palm Beach County Bar Association at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Fla
July 11, 2014 | Perspectives

Justice Samuel Alito, who has in a series of recent decisions diminished the rights of women in the workplace, has an unblemished record as the most committed partisan on the Court. Continue reading

In this June 2, 2014 photo, Wendy Harrison, a waitress at the icon Grill in Seattle, carries food to a table as she works during lunchtime. An Associated Press comparison of the cost of living at several other major U.S. cities found that a $15 minimum wage, like Seattle adopted this week, will make a difference, but won’t buy a lavish lifestyle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
July 10, 2014 | Blog

A new study debunks some of the most common myths about America’s tipped workforce. 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

Dr. Martin Luther King displays pictures of three civil rights workers,who were slain in Mississippi the summer before, from left Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman, at a news conference in New York. (AP Photo/JL, File)
July 10, 2014 | Blog

We must remember the courage of the people of Mississippi and other Jim Crow states and that the civil rights movement was an endeavor of white and black bonding. Continue reading

Charles Haig, of Flourtown, Pa., listens during a town hall meeting held by Sen. Arlen Specter, D-Pa and U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki to answers some veterans' questions and to discuss the new G.I. Bill's Yellow Ribbon Program for post Sept. 11 veterans at Drexel University, Monday, Aug. 17, 2009, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)
July 8, 2014 | Blog

The PBS NewsHour looks at how the industry rakes in tax-payer dollars without delivering much in the way of education. 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

Walgreens pharmacy at Times Square, New York
July 7, 2014 | Blog

If a company “leaves” the US to reduce its tax bill, it should no longer be able to spend a penny influencing American politics. 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

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

Ai-Jen Poo of National Domestic Workers Alliance and George Goehl of National People's action at Rising Voices conference in Washington, DC. (Photo: NPA Flickr)
July 2, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Two successful community organizers join forces to improve the lives of working Americans and make corporations pay their fair share in taxes. Continue reading

Jim Hightower
July 2, 2014 | Moyers & Company

The writer and commentator says groups across the country are stepping up the fight for economic, political and social justice. Continue reading

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