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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

Walter Jones
April 18, 2014 | Money & Politics

A former Bush administration aide named Taylor Griffin, who has strong ties with Wall Street, is the party favorite to finally unseat populist Congressman Walter Jones. Continue reading

Paul Krugman and Bill Moyers
April 16, 2014 | Moyers & Company

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

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts waves after giving the commencement address on Friday, May 24, 2013, at LaLumiere School in LaPorte, Ind. (AP Photo/South Bend Tribune, James Brosher)
April 14, 2014 | Perspectives

A court that consistently decides all relevant cases on behalf of corporate interests undermines its own legitimacy, as well as the Constitution. Continue reading

President Franklin D. Roosevelt as he started his message to the joint session of Congress, Jan. 6, 1941. Also visible are Speaker Sam Rayburn, left, and Vice President John N. Garner. (AP Photo/George R. Skadding)
April 11, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Historian Harvey J. Kaye talks to Bill about why FDR’s “Four Freedoms” — freedom from fear and want and freedom of speech and religion — are more important now than ever. Continue reading

This artist rendering shows the Supreme Court Justices. (AP Photo/Dana Verkouteren)
April 10, 2014 | Blog

Our latest roundup of key money and politics reporting. This week: McCutcheon fallout, voting rights and Piketty’s book. Continue reading

Super PACs must file with the IRS as 501(c)(4)s.
April 10, 2014 | Blog

Progressive donors tend to operate in the sunshine of public disclosure and are a pale shadow of the conservative juggernaut that is the Koch empire. Continue reading

From left, Comcast Corporation Executive Vice President David Cohen, Time Warner Cable Inc. Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Arthur T. Minson, Jr., Public Knowledge President and Chief Executive Officer Gene Kimmelman,  Back9Network Chairman and Chief Executive Officer James L. Bosworth, Jr., Spot On Networks Chief Executive Officer Richard Sherwin, and University of Pennsylvania Law professor Christopher S. Yoo, are sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, prior to testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on "Examining the Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger and the Impact on Consumers."  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
April 9, 2014 | Blog

All members of the Senate committee reviewing the merger that are up for reelection this year have profited from Comcast or Time Warner contributions. Continue reading

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