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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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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November 8, 2013 | Blog

The United States has experienced fundamental changes that are dramatically detrimental to democracy. any honest assessment of America’s arc of history tells us that it has bent toward justice only when the demand has been sufficient to address the crisis. Continue reading

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November 8, 2013 | Moyers & Company

John Nichols and Robert McChesney say the money and media complex is sabotaging our elections. Where do we go from here? Continue reading

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November 8, 2013 | Moyers & Company

Bill examines two major threats to democracy: the money and media election complex destroying our politics and the extraordinary surveillance invading our privacy. Continue reading

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November 7, 2013 | Blog

Big business has been helping to fuel a tide of legislation to block voters from enacting paid sick day legislation. Continue reading

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November 6, 2013

This week on Moyers & Company, a lethal combination of big money and big media is sabotaging our elections. What can we do to fight back? Watch the full show. Continue reading

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November 6, 2013 | Blog

A look at some of the races you may have missed. Continue reading

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November 5, 2013 | Blog

See which corporate sector wrote the biggest checks to political campaigns in your state in 2012. Continue reading

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November 5, 2013 | Blog

Today’s state and local elections will be a barometer for the national political climate. Continue reading

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November 5, 2013 | Blog

New report reveals a multi-faceted, national campaign to keep low wage workers poor. Continue reading

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November 5, 2013 | Blog

Rich donors on the left and right are spending outlandish amounts on local elections to influence voters. Continue reading

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November 1, 2013 | Blog

The Texas senator may tell his constituents he’s shaking up the status quo in Washington, but on political money, he’s all hat and no cattle. Continue reading

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