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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at a rally in front of the WWII Memorial Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
February 13, 2014 | Blog

Our weekly roundup of key money and politics reporting. This week: Shadowy nonprofits and how they are funded; the moderate GOP’s 2014 strategy; fake websites; and more. Continue reading

New Hampshire March, Lawrence Lessig, protesters
February 12, 2014 | Moyers & Company

This week we feature two Americans fighting against greed and corruption: David Simon, creator of The Wire and activist Lawrence Lessig, who has taken an unconventional approach to highlight the need for campaign finance reform. Watch the full show now » Continue reading

Lawrence Lessig marching in New Hampshire. (John Light)
February 12, 2014 | Moyers & Company

A special report on a two-week trek through frozen New Hampshire, led by activist Lawrence Lessig, to put political corruption on ice. Watch the full show now » Continue reading

Writer and environmental activist Bill McKibben prepares to speak to the Vermont legislature. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)
February 10, 2014 | Activism

Watch clips from Bill’s interview with environmental activist Bill McKibben. Continue reading

Supporters of fast food workers protest outside of Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum as they rally to show support for the employees's of the McDonald's restaurant located inside on December 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. The protest is part of a 100-city nationwide fast food strike seeking a $15 livable wage for fast food workers. (Photo: Kristoffer Tripplaar/ Sipa USA)
February 10, 2014 | Blog

Research concluding that raising the minimum wage could be harmful is coming out of a non-profit, backed by a PR firm, which represents the restaurant industry. Continue reading

Photo from TV monitor shows Rep. Richard Kelly, R-Fla., standing and reaching to his back pocket as he was video taped during the FBI's AbSCAM investigation. The tape was released on Thursday, Dec. 12, 1980 in Washington. (AP Photo/ Charles Tasnadi)
February 7, 2014 | Blog

Instead of blatant bribery, we now have a system where vast sums of money are being spent for the benefit of elected officials. Continue reading

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February 7, 2014 | Moyers & Company

As the showdown nears for the Keystone XL pipeline, environmentalist Bill McKibben says it’s time for President Obama to stand up to oil companies and just say no. Continue reading

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, stands in front of pheasants that were shot during a hunt hosted by Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, in Akron, Iowa. Cruz attended the Iowa GOP's annual fundraising dinner in Des Moines, Iowa, on Friday. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
February 5, 2014 | Blog

Our weekly roundup of key money and politics reporting. Continue reading

The Capitol Rotunda looms over the statue of George Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, as the House and Senate resume work in Washington. President Barack Obama will deliver his State of the Union address Tuesday night to a joint session of Congress. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 4, 2014 | Blog

Corruption is endemic to the capitalist system and has not been successfully regulated away. Perhaps a system change is warranted? Continue reading

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February 4, 2014 | Blog

Watch clips from Bill’s interview with David Simon, journalist and creator of The Wire in which he talks the “astonishing” rise of libertarianism, the tragedy of capitalism and why he’s want push politicians to the curb. Continue reading

resident Barack Obama stands with Vice President Joe Biden in the Green Room of the White House prior to delivering a statement on the economy in the East Room, Nov. 9, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
January 31, 2014 | Blog

Obama and his allies are thriving in the super PAC era. Continue reading

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January 31, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Journalist and creator of the TV series The Wire talks about the crisis of capitalism in America and how it’s dividing our country. Continue reading

Tom Perkins poses in his office in San Francisco in 2006. In the background is Telegraph Hill and San Francisco Bay. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
January 30, 2014 | BillBoard

In this clip from next week’s show, TV producer David Simon shares his thoughts on billionaire Tom Perkins and his $300,000 wristwatch. Continue reading

David Simon at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas
January 30, 2014 | Blog

Journalist and creator of The Wire talks about how America is “utterly schizophrenic” when it comes to our society, economy and politics. Continue reading

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