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this Aug. 23, 1964 file photo, Bruce Solomon, of the Brooklyn borough of New York, teaches a class for young black students about arts, African American history and rights at a "Freedom School" in Jackson, Miss.
June 24, 2014 | Blog

Fifty years ago, hundreds of young people headed south to fight racial injustice. A new PBS American Experience film captures the events of that historic summer. Continue reading

Cows at an organic milk farm in NY
June 23, 2014 | Perspectives

Critics worry that the retail giant will “Wal-Mart” organic food, pushing farms to relocate to unregulated regions abroad. Continue reading

Guantanamo Protest at the White House
June 21, 2014 | Blog

British officer Eric Lomax tracked down the Japanese man who tortured him during World War II and forgave him. His story is more relevant than ever during the Torture Awareness Month. Continue reading

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June 20, 2014 | Blog

In the US, most of the analysis of what’s happening in Iraq comes to us from Americans. We asked an Iraqi expat for his view. Continue reading

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June 20, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Bill continues his conversation with combat veteran and military historian Andrew Bacevich about what America should do in the Middle East. Watch the broadcast interview » Continue reading

Mideast, Iraq, Fighters, Insurgents, Rebels
June 20, 2014 | Moyers & Company

While armchair warriors in Washington cry “back to Iraq,” former combat veteran and military historian Andrew Bacevich says no way. Watch the extended interview »
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June 19, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Military historian Andrew Bacevich says look to 30 years of military intervention in Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya and Somalia for answers. Continue reading

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June 18, 2014 | Moyers & Company

While armchair warriors in Washington cry “back to Iraq,” former combat veteran and military historian Andrew Bacevich says no way. Watch the full show » Continue reading

This undated file image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 shows fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) marching in Raqqa, Syria. (AP Photo/Militant Website, File)
June 18, 2014 | Blog

Wondering how things got this bad? We’ll help sort it all out. Continue reading

President John F. Kennedy and Robert McNamara. (Wikimedia commons)
June 17, 2014 | Perspectives

Today, Obama is stuck in the same situation John F. Kennedy faced in the early 1960s. Continue reading

Marines in Iraq, 2003. Screen grab from "Crossing the Euphrates."
June 17, 2014 | Blog

After the start of the Iraqi war in 2003, US Marines crossed the fertile river as they advanced toward Baghdad. Bill wondered: Did they know its significance? Continue reading

President Bush, right, speaks to reporters during his meeting with L. Paul Bremer, the top U.S. administrator in Iraq, in the Oval Office at the White House Monday, Oct. 27, 2003 in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
June 17, 2014 | Blog

The origins of the current conflict should inform how America responds to this tragedy. Continue reading

Members of the Basij paramilitary militia fire their weapons during a training session, in Tehran, Iran. The Basij has its roots as volunteer fighters during the 1980-88 war with Iraq. I
June 13, 2014 | Blog

It’s possible that a US-Iran alliance against al-Qaeda-like groups in Iraq and Syria could lead to a tectonic shift in US policy in the Middle East. Continue reading

In this photo taken on Tuesday, July 14, 2009, a "For Sale" sign rests on a vacant house in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
June 13, 2014 | Blog

“We learned a lot,” says one resident. “And because we were first, we learned first.” Continue reading

President Barack Obama stands with, from second from left, former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton at the dedication of the George W. Bush presidential library on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Thursday, April 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
June 13, 2014 | Blog

American voters are almost as polarized as the lawmakers who represent them. Continue reading

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