As 2013 comes to an end, we asked editors, journalists and friends of BillMoyers.com: What story deserved more attention this year? Continue reading
In the famous words of Frederick Douglass, “Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” History proves Douglass right — meaningful change in America has been initiated by activists and dissenters who demanded it. Bill Moyers has examined dissent and social change throughout his career, using stories of the abolition, suffrage, labor and populist movements to frame continuing, contemporary fights for human rights, including civil and voting rights, and women’s and gay rights.
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Two headline-grabbing numbers suggest we’re picking up the tab for a good chunk. Continue reading
The city is home to more than 40,000 vacant properties. Now neighborhoods are hoping a new public entity can help them bounce back from the post-industrial blues. Continue reading
Economists Dean Baker and Jared Bernstein have written a new book about how to cure what ails the American economy. Continue reading
Wall Street institutions claim to be meritocracies, but a Bloomberg report suggests otherwise. Continue reading
New legislation would partially protect the wages of workers who take time off for the medical needs of themselves or their families. Continue reading