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Members of the Basij paramilitary militia fire their weapons during a training session, in Tehran, Iran. The Basij has its roots as volunteer fighters during the 1980-88 war with Iraq. I
June 13, 2014 | Blog

It’s possible that a US-Iran alliance against al-Qaeda-like groups in Iraq and Syria could lead to a tectonic shift in US policy in the Middle East. Continue reading

U.S. Navy Seals train with a SH-60F Seahawk helicopter on the flight deck of the USS Enterprise. October 2001. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy, Lance H. Mayhew Jr.)
June 12, 2014 | Perspectives

No matter how often you cite the use of military force to “stabilize” or “protect” or “liberate” countries or regions, it is a destabilizing force. Continue reading

U.S. President Ronald Reagan and his wife, first lady Nancy Reagan, walk past the graves at Normandy American Cemetary in Normandy, France, June 6, 1984. The American president and first lady are attending the 40th anniversary of the allied invasion of 1944. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
June 6, 2014 | Perspectives

The president sought to selectively remember and rewrite the legacy of Roosevelt and the greatest generation right up to his last days in office. Continue reading

In this April 10, 2014 file photo, student teacher Franchesca Moreno, 21, reads to Andreanna Thomas, 6, right, and Alana Cawthon, upper left, at Bennett Park Montessori School in Buffalo, NY. (AP Photo)
June 6, 2014 | Blog

If the government closed loopholes that allow companies to stash profits in tax havens, we could collect $65 billion in taxes each year. Here’s what that money could do for our country. Continue reading

Seaman Daniel Odoi of the Navy Operational Support Center of New York City presents the American flag during a Memorial Day wreath laying at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island, Monday, May 27, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
May 25, 2014 | On Democracy

The holiday makes the news of abuses and preventable deaths in the veterans medical system even more poignant. Continue reading

Artist drawing of terror suspect Hamid Hayat, second from left, sits with with unidentified translator, far left, attorney Wazhma Mojaddidi, second from right, and attorney Johnny Griffin, right, in a federal court in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, June 10, 2005. (AP Photo/Joan Lynch)
May 8, 2014 | Activism

The case of Hamid Hayat was emblematic of zealous prosecutors building flimsy cases during a time of national panic. 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

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

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, leaves the chamber just after saying that the CIA's improper search of a stand-alone computer network established for Congress has been referred to the Justice Department, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. The issue stems from the investigation into allegations of CIA abuse in a Bush-era detention and interrogation program. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 10, 2014 | Blog

If America’s torture program turns out to be worse than we knew, then we would expect — and should hope — to see more “emotional” responses in the future. Continue reading

Harvey J. Kaye (Credit: Sean Sime)
Updated April 15, 2014

Replay our live chat with the historian and viewers about the ongoing fight for FDR’s Four Freedoms. Continue reading

Harvey J. Kaye
April 9, 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. Watch the full show now » Continue reading

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 17, 2014 | Blog

As Senator Feinstein has revealed, the CIA will not only stall but even spy on Congress to impede its investigation of wrongdoing. Continue reading

Packets containing declassified documents by the Central Intelligence Agency used by Former President Jimmy Carter in his preparation to negotiate what became the first treaty between the Jewish state of Israel and Egypt, sit on a table at an event marking the declassification at the Carter Center, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
March 11, 2014 | Blog

BillMoyers.com spoke with one of the reporters who brought the CIA’s alleged monitoring of Congress to light. Continue reading

President Franklin D. Roosevelt broadcasts his annual message to Congress, Jan. 11, 1944, in Washington. The president topped a five-point victory program with a recommendation for national service legislation to make all able-bodied adults available for the war effort. (AP Photo)
March 7, 2014 | Blog

In considering his second term legacy, the historian writes that President Obama would do well to take notes from FDR’s “Second Bill of Rights” speech. Continue reading

President Bush, center, stands over a map as he is briefed at Al-Asad Airbase in Anbar province, Iraq, Monday, Sept. 3, 2007. President Bush made a surprise visit to Iraq on Monday, using the war zone as a backdrop to argue his case that the buildup of U.S. troops is helping stabilizing the nation. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
March 4, 2014 | Blog

The US isn’t getting any less powerful, but its power is growing more irrelevant. Continue reading

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