Money & Politics

Money & Politics

Do democracy and plutocracy mix? Bill Moyers has spent years digging into the corrosive effects of money and corporate influence on American politics, a well-traveled intersection that has become all the more significant in the aftermath of the 2010 Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling. How far back does the influence go and how much does it corrupt our democracy today? Explore these current issues with help from leading thinkers, investigative journalists, and scholars. For even deeper understanding, check out Bill’s list of must-read books on money and politics.

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November 27, 2013 | Blog

A Florida swindler ran an operation that raised $100 million for Navy veterans, who barely saw any of it. The IRS gave the nonprofit a “clean bill of health.” Continue reading

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November 26, 2013 | Blog

Two House GOPers have introduced reform bills. A fluke — or a sign of GOP disillusionment? Continue reading

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November 22, 2013 | Moyers & Company

This week on Moyers & Company, scholar Henry Giroux connects the dots between our politics and “casino capitalism,” Bill previews a new documentary and a tribute to writer Doris Lessing. Continue reading

Students walk through the campus of Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, Calif. February 2012. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
November 21, 2013 | Blog

As more government work is outsourced to private consultants, more public policy school grads — trained for government service — are working for corporations instead. Continue reading

Mike Allen of Politico on MSNBC's Morning Joe, November 20, 2013. (Courtesy of MSNBC)
November 21, 2013 | Blog

Special interests pay-for-play in the beltway mag’s influential reports. Continue reading

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November 20, 2013

This week on Moyers & Company, scholar Henry Giroux connects the dots between our political system and “casino capitalism.” Also, a tribute to writer Doris Lessing. Watch the full show. Continue reading

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November 20, 2013 | Blog

Corporate lobbying may have a bad name, but it remains a darn good investment. Continue reading

In this Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 photo, Lloyd Blankfein, Chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs, speaks during the panel discussion "Creating Long-Term Value in Emerging Markets" at the Clinton Global Initiative, in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
November 19, 2013 | Blog

America’s most powerful CEOs are finding that their enormous wealth can also be a double-edged sword. Continue reading

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Updated November 20, 2013 | Blog

A new report sheds light on a network of dozens of pro-business “think tanks” operating in the states. Continue reading

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November 15, 2013 | Blog

Political scientist Steve Teles tells Moyers & Company that our kludgy system needs radical change. Continue reading

In this file photo made Dec. 17, 2008, shows the exterior of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) headquarters in Washington. (AP Photo/File)
November 14, 2013 | Blog

Activists have urged the SEC to use its rule-making authority to staunch the flow of political cash. Continue reading

Noa Bashuk uses a tablet to follow along with her teacher in an eighth grade Spanish class at Autrey Mill Middle School in Johns Creek, Ga. on Thursday, May 9, 2013.  (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
November 14, 2013 | Blog

Bridgeport is a microcosm of education policy battles taking place across the country Continue reading

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November 14, 2013 | Blog

The direction of this chapter is to take commerce 180 degrees in the opposite direction of free trade. Continue reading

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November 11, 2013 | Blog

Cuccinelli, in his concession speech, complained of “being outspent by an unprecedented $15 million.” Continue reading

Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) begins a filibuster in an effort to kill an abortion bill, Tuesday, June 25, 2013, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
November 10, 2013 | Blog

Three years ago, a Supreme Court case, the US Census and anti-Obama backlash set the course for an all-out assault on women’s fundamental freedoms. Continue reading

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