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Paul Ryan, Chris Van Hollen, Tom Price, House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., center, presides over a markup session where House Republicans are crafting a budget-balancing plan that sharply cuts spending on transportation, health care programs for the middle class and the poor, food stamps and other domestic initiatives, Wednesday, April 2, 2014, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Ryan is flanked by Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., right, the committee's ranking member, and Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., left. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
July 27, 2014 | Perspectives

The Republican from Wisconsin has downloaded some populist rhetoric to go with his “kinder, gentler” talk about poverty. But his populism is not the real thing. Continue reading

A man counts one hundred dollar bills. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)
July 27, 2014 | Blog

The “self-made” man or woman, the symbol of American meritocracy, is disappearing. Six of today’s ten wealthiest Americans are heirs to prominent fortunes. Continue reading

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July 25, 2014 | Moyers & Company

After the broadcast interview ended, our cameras kept rolling. See more of Bill’s conversation with Arthur C. Brooks. Continue reading

Arthur Brooks
July 25, 2014 | Moyers & Company

The president of the American Enterprise Institute says free enterprise is good for the poor – and good for the soul. Continue reading

A sign at the recent #NHRebellion march in which activist Lawrence Lessig and many others walked across the stateto kick off a campaign to get big money out of politics.
July 24, 2014 | Blog

This addition to your web browser won’t let you forget the extent to which monied interests own Congress. Continue reading

Late morning traffic travels on Interstate 5, Los Angeles in this Thursday, February 6, 2014 photo. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
July 24, 2014 | Blog

Republicans got their way and car dealers were exempted from oversight by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Now The New York Times investigation reports giant loans are going to poor people with bad credit. Continue reading

Arthur BrooksPREVIEW
July 23, 2014 | Moyers & Company

The president of the American Enterprise Institute says free enterprise is good for the poor – and good for the soul. Watch the full show » Continue reading

President Barack Obama, center, signs the Dodd Frank-Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act in a ceremony in the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, Wednesday, July 21, 2010.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 22, 2014 | Blog

Four years after the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was signed into a law, much of it is yet to be implemented and the risks to the economy remain. Continue reading

An inmate at the Mule Creek State Prison sits on his bunk bed in a gymnasium that was modified to house prisoners in Ione, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
July 17, 2014 | Perspectives

The for-profit prison industry is plagued by problems, but dodgy “research” and a pile of lobbying dollars keeps it growing. Continue reading

Photo of tax return and US treasury check
July 15, 2014 | Blog

Even the most clever corporate tax accountant would have a hard time finding a way around this new fair and universal proposition. Continue reading

Monty Python Receiving a Standing Ovation at the End of the Show. 'Monty Python Live (Mostly)' at The O2 Arena, London, Britain - 01 Jul 2014 Celebrities joined an audience of 14,000 people to watch the surviving members of comedy troupe Monty Python perform together in the UK for the first time in more than 40 years this evening Stars including comedian Stephen Fry and screenwriter Richard Curtis packed into The O2 arena in London for the first night of the eagerly awaited, multi-million pound show. Many members of the audience even dressed as characters from the comedy sketch show, with some wearing handkerchiefs on their heads to look like Gumbys. (Rex Features via AP Images)
July 14, 2014 | On Democracy

A nostalgic London trip for fun reminds that the power of money in politics corrupts both our democracies. Continue reading

The Supreme Court building in Washington, DC. Photo Credit: iStock
July 12, 2014 | Blog

On Thursday, the Committee voted 10-8 to endorse an amendment to restore reasonable limits on financial contributions and expenditures intended to influence elections. Continue reading

Members of the Supreme Court gather for a group portrait at the Supreme Court in Washington before the start of the 2010 session. October 2010. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
July 11, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Following several high-profile, controversial decisions, Bill speaks to NY Times columnist Linda Greenhouse and Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick about the agenda of the Roberts court. Continue reading

Linda Greenhouse and Dahlia Lithwick in studio with Bill
July 11, 2014 | Moyers & Company

After the broadcast interview ended, our cameras kept rolling. See more of Bill’s conversation with Linda Greenhouse and Dahlia Lithwick. Continue reading

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg poses for a photo in her chambers at the Supreme Court in Washington, July 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
July 11, 2014

Seven dissenting opinions objecting to key decisions by the Roberts Court. Continue reading

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