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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

Anat Admati
June 13, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Our banks are larger than before the 2008 crash and they’re still living dangerously, economist Anat Admati tells Bill. Continue reading

Ruby Dee in a 1984 Moyers show.
June 12, 2014 | Blog

In this clip from 1984, Ruby Dee, who died today, talks about the ongoing racism that “trampled our self-esteem and numbed hope.” Continue reading

Jerry Miller, of Georgetown, Texas, looks over a rifle at the National Rifle Association's annual convention on Friday, April 25, 2014 in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
June 12, 2014 | Blog

How did a firearm safety and training organization turn into one of America’s largest and most influential lobbying groups? Continue reading

Ed 'Buster' Moore, a plaintiff in the voting-rights lawsuit Wandering Medicine v. McCulloch, stands before the southern portion of Fort Belknap, near where he lives. (Photo: Terri Long Fox/In These Times)
June 11, 2014 | Blog

Nearly 50 years after the Voting Rights Act, American Indians still don’t have equal access to the ballot box. Continue reading

U.S. President Ronald Reagan and his wife, first lady Nancy Reagan, walk past the graves at Normandy American Cemetary in Normandy, France, June 6, 1984. The American president and first lady are attending the 40th anniversary of the allied invasion of 1944. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
June 6, 2014 | Perspectives

The president sought to selectively remember and rewrite the legacy of Roosevelt and the greatest generation right up to his last days in office. Continue reading

Joseph E. Stiglitz
June 6, 2014 | Moyers & Company

In part two of his interview, economist Joseph E. Stiglitz says corporate tax abuse has helped make America unequal and undemocratic. But the Nobel Prize-winner has a plan to change that. Watch part one of Bill’s interview with Stiglitz » Continue reading

Joseph E. Stiglitz
June 6, 2014 | Moyers & Company

In this clip, Joseph E. Stiglitz talks about how growing up in Gary, Indiana inspired him to become an economist. Continue reading

Joseph E. Stiglitz
June 4, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Joseph E. Stiglitz says corporate abuse of our tax system has helped make America unequal and undemocratic. But the Nobel Prize-winning economist has a plan to change that. Watch the full show now » Continue reading

Yachts and boats
June 4, 2014 | Perspectives

“Why don’t the unemployed get off their couches?” and eight other critical questions for Americans. Continue reading

Isla Vista shooting, woman behind glass with bullet holes.
June 2, 2014 | Perspectives

The debate after one man’s killing spree — and his vow to punish the young women who rejected him — may prove to be a watershed moment in the history of feminism. Continue reading

Ta-Nahisi Coates headshot
June 1, 2014 | Moyers & Company

What is this Atlantic journalist asking white people to do when it comes to the past treatment of African-Americans? Coates answers in this clip. Continue reading

Joseph E. Stiglitz
May 30, 2014 | Moyers & Company

The Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz on why America’s future prosperity depends on tax reform today. Watch part two of Bill’s interview with Stiglitz » Continue reading

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