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Sarah Palin campaigning at Anchorage, Alaska for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in the primary election Tuesday, August 22, 2006. (AP Photo/Al Grillo)
April 24, 2014 | News & Notes

As the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting gets underway, the latest campaign finance filings show it’s well-armed for the 2014 elections. Continue reading

Sean Parker, co-founder of Napster, speaks at the Web. 2.0 Conference in San Francisco, Monday, October 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
April 24, 2014 | Money & Politics

Our latest roundup of key money and politics reporting. This week: Napster’s billionaire founder takes on the 2014 elections while the White House hosts the young and rich. Continue reading

Charles Koch (Photo by John Chiasson/Liaison) and David Koch (Photo by Steven A Henry/Getty Images)
April 23, 2014 | Blog

The conservative columnist is so outraged at plutocrats facing criticism that he’s reversed his position on disclosure. Continue reading

Sunrise over Chesapeake Bay (Photo: Flickr JP / CC 2.0)
April 23, 2014 | Money & Politics

States, cities and special interests from around the country are getting involved. Continue reading

April 22, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Watch clips from Bill’s interview with economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman. Continue reading

JP Morgan Chase & Co. Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon and Goldman Sachs Chief Executive Officer Lloyd Blankfein leave the White House in Washington following a meeting between chief executives and President Barack Obama. March 2009. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 21, 2014 | Blog

An increasing body of research shows the government serves only the wealthy. When money talks and you have none, how can you believe in democracy? Continue reading

Karl Rove, former Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff to former President George W. Bush, right, talks to Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, on the floor of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. August 2012. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
April 20, 2014 | Blog

Our latest roundup of key money and politics reporting. This week: Karl Rove raises millions and 15 actions Obama could take to stem the flow of money in politics. Continue reading

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-NY accompanied by Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., speaks during a news conference to discuss the disclosure of super PAC donors to the Republican presidential candidates. February 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 20, 2014 | Blog

A political journalist argues that most money spent early on in political campaigns, particularly on television ads, is probably wasted. Continue reading

(Photo: Jonathan McIntosh)
April 18, 2014 | Blog

Polls show that living wage hikes and paid sick leave bills are popular. So corporate lobbyists have found a workaround. Continue reading

Actors Michael Douglas and Carey Mulligan on the set of 'Wall Street 2'
April 18, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Economist Paul Krugman tells Bill that America is on the road to becoming a society controlled by those with inherited wealth, like “Gordon Gekko’s son or daughter.” Continue reading

Bill Moyers headhshot on set
April 18, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Bill reflects on the forces that are causing inequality to skyrocket, why it matters and where we’re headed in the future. Continue reading

April 18, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Economist Paul Krugman explains how the United States is becoming an oligarchy – the very system our founders revolted against. Continue reading

Carol Gay
April 18, 2014 | Blog

An heir to Alexis de Tocqueville’s tradition of analytic history, economist Thomas Piketty has a message that could not be more different. Continue reading

Wall Street
April 18, 2014 | Blog

Informed by data, economist Thomas Piketty evaluates — and rejects — a number of generally accepted conclusions in economic thought. Continue reading

A female Chinese worker handles production of yarn to be exported to South Korea at a textile factory in Huaibei city, east Chinas Anhui province, 16 April 2014.
April 18, 2014 | Blog

Thomas Piketty’s monumental book seeks to understand the “laws of motion” of capitalism and puts labor and capital squarely back in economics. Continue reading

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