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Joseph E. Stiglitz
May 28, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz on why America’s future prosperity depends on tax reform today. Watch the full show now » Continue reading

Civil rights marchers enter west-of-Chicago suburb in Cicero, Ill., on September 4, 1966. Credit: AP Photo
May 28, 2014 | Blog

The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates explains how government housing policies led blacks into the arms of fraudulent mortgage lenders and whites to dump their homes in 1960s Chicago. Continue reading

Oscar Isaac plays fictional folksinger Llewyn Davis in the Coen Brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis. (Image: CBS Films)
May 28, 2014 | Activism

For over a century, American activists have employed folk music as an instrument of change. Continue reading

Seaman Daniel Odoi of the Navy Operational Support Center of New York City presents the American flag during a Memorial Day wreath laying at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island, Monday, May 27, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
May 25, 2014 | On Democracy

The holiday makes the news of abuses and preventable deaths in the veterans medical system even more poignant. Continue reading

Lyndon Johnson in his State of the Union message on Jan. 8, 1964.
May 23, 2014 | Perspectives

Like the New Deal before it, the Great Society changed the way Americans thought about the relationship of the government to the economy. Continue reading

Chicago in the 1960s (film still from The Atlantic video: http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/05/the-case-for-reparations/361631/)
May 22, 2014 | Blog

Watch two short docs from The Atlantic about African-Americans who fought back against housing discrimination in Chicago in the 1960s. Continue reading

Photo credit: Lauren Feeney
May 22, 2014 | Smart Charts

We haven’t come very far at all since the Civil Rights victories of the 1960s. Continue reading

People talking in a cafe (Flickr)
May 22, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Should reparations be considered? If so, what should they be, and if not, what are the alternatives? Continue reading

Ta-Nahisi Coates headshot
May 21, 2014 | Moyers & Company

This week Bill speaks with Ta-Nehisi Coates, a senior editor for The Atlantic about his cover story on why America needs to reconcile with its racist past. Continue reading

Ta-Nahisi Coates studio interview still
May 21, 2014 | Moyers & Company

This week Bill speaks with Ta-Nehisi Coates, a senior editor for The Atlantic about his cover story on why America needs to reconcile with its racist past. Watch the full show now » Continue reading

Brown
May 21, 2014 | Perspectives

The charter school movement threatens to create two education systems, separate and unequal. Continue reading

Ta-Nahisi Coates interview still
May 19, 2014 | Connecting the Dots

This week Bill speaks with a senior editor for The Atlantic about his forthcoming cover story on why America needs to reconcile with its racist past. Get a sneak preview. Continue reading

Ben Santer
May 16, 2014 | Blog

How two men used the “tobacco strategy” to try to take down an esteemed scientist because they disagreed with his conclusion that global warming is caused by greenhouse gases. Continue reading

Rachel Carson
May 15, 2014 | Blog

Biologist Rachel Carson didn’t want to write the blockbuster Silent Spring but felt a responsibility to do so. Continue reading

The Guardian newspaper reporter Glenn Greenwald in 2013
May 13, 2014 | Perspectives

In this excerpt from Greenwald’s new book, the journalist relates the story of his first contact with Edward Snowden, and how he came to comprehend the importance of the documents Snowden had. Continue reading

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