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In this Feb. 17, 2009 file photo, shoppers leave a Wal-Mart in Danvers, Mass. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010 said it is realigning its U.S. operations in an effort to give more autonomy to executives in regional markets and reinvigorate U.S. growth.. (AP Photo/Lisa Poole, File)
July 21, 2014 | Blog

Workers at Target, Wal-Mart and McDonald’s need food stamps to survive. Should the companies be taxed accordingly? Continue reading

House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks at the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, March 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
July 19, 2014 | Perspectives

Conservative members of the House Budget Committee showed up at a recent hearing on poverty to preach what they think they already know about people living in poverty. Continue reading

Rachel Fentin, left, 23, of Detroit, holds a sign denouncing water shutoffs as members of The People’s Water Board Coalition protest Detroit’s cutting off the water supply to some residents, in Detroit on Friday, July 18, 2014.
July 19, 2014 | Blog

As Detroit draws international criticism for shutting off water for low-income families, activists ask why people are being forced to pay while the Wall Street banks live large. Continue reading

Bill de Blasio at the Puerto Rican Day Parade
July 18, 2014 | Perspectives

In order to better the economic lot of their constituency, Democrats should do something they haven’t really contemplated, and have consistently avoided, since the 1930s: taking a side, with all that entails, in a class war. 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

Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, in coronation robes, 1775 (Photo: Wiki Commons)
July 15, 2014 | Perspectives

Globalizing capitalism and its new extremes — rising prices and wealth inequalities — has a remarkable historical parallel in the events of the 16th century. Should modern-day capitalists be guarding the Bastille? Continue reading

In this June 2, 2014 photo, Wendy Harrison, a waitress at the icon Grill in Seattle, carries food to a table as she works during lunchtime. An Associated Press comparison of the cost of living at several other major U.S. cities found that a $15 minimum wage, like Seattle adopted this week, will make a difference, but won’t buy a lavish lifestyle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
July 10, 2014 | Blog

A new study debunks some of the most common myths about America’s tipped workforce. Continue reading

Dr. Martin Luther King displays pictures of three civil rights workers,who were slain in Mississippi the summer before, from left Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman, at a news conference in New York. (AP Photo/JL, File)
July 10, 2014 | Blog

We must remember the courage of the people of Mississippi and other Jim Crow states and that the civil rights movement was an endeavor of white and black bonding. Continue reading

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., center, accompanied by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, right, make statements introducing Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., seated at left, to the committee during his confirmation hearing to become secretary of state, replacing Clinton, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
July 10, 2014 | Perspectives

There is a broad agreement on what might be called a “populist lite” agenda, but that’s where the consensus ends. Continue reading

Dahlia Lithwick Linda Greenhouse-3751
July 9, 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. Watch the full show » Continue reading

Chad Devereaux works at cleaning up the bricks that fell from three sides of his in-laws home in Sparks, Okla., Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, after two earthquakes hit the area in less than 24 hours. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
July 9, 2014 | Blog

Earthquakes used to be rare in Oklahoma. Now it gets hundreds every year. Continue reading

Walgreens pharmacy at Times Square, New York
July 7, 2014 | Blog

If a company “leaves” the US to reduce its tax bill, it should no longer be able to spend a penny influencing American politics. Continue reading

Fireworks light up the sky over the National Mall in Washington Friday, July 4, 2008.(AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)
July 3, 2014 | Blog

This July 4, cherish the words of the Declaration but also summon Thomas Paine’s spirit to remind yourself that we can, if we really care, pick up the broken thread of democratic zeal. An essay by Bill Moyers and Bernie Weisberger. Continue reading

protesters, people clapping, celebration, election
July 2, 2014 | Moyers & Company

This week on Moyers & Company, organized people versus organized money: the battle continues. Continue reading

Ai-Jen Poo of National Domestic Workers Alliance and George Goehl of National People's action at Rising Voices conference in Washington, DC. (Photo: NPA Flickr)
July 2, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Two successful community organizers join forces to improve the lives of working Americans and make corporations pay their fair share in taxes. Continue reading

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