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
An understanding of our history is as crucial to a successful democratic society as it is essential to the well-examined life of the individual. As historian Howard Zinn told Bill Moyers, “I think the more people learn about the past… the more that they will understand that it is possible for people to change the world.” Start your understanding with some of the series and specials below.
The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates separates reality from fiction. Continue reading
As Senator Feinstein has revealed, the CIA will not only stall but even spy on Congress to impede its investigation of wrongdoing. Continue reading
“Sometimes the right thing to do in ordinary times is exactly the wrong thing to do in extraordinary times.” Continue reading
While President Obama’s words can still soar, the actions he proposes show a remarkably consistent inability to leave the ground. Continue reading
In considering his second term legacy, the historian writes that President Obama would do well to take notes from FDR’s “Second Bill of Rights” speech. Continue reading
Harvard scholar Theda Skocpol says that rumors of its demise have been greatly exaggerated. Continue reading