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President Barack Obama, center, speaks as former Presidents Bill Clinton, left, and George W. Bush, right, listen in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010. Bush and Clinton have been asked by Obama to help with US relief efforts after the earthquake in Haiti. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
February 21, 2014 | Blog

The historian says in the ‘Bill-W.-Obama’ era, a neoliberal consensus defines American politics, with an emphasis on an expansive, militarized foreign policy. Continue reading

The U.S. Capitol is seen in Washington, Monday, June 17, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 21, 2014 | Blog

In a must-read essay, former GOP congressional analyst Mike Lofgren analyzes America’s “Deep State,” in which elected and unelected figures collude to serve powerful vested interests. Continue reading

VIETNAM WAR U.S. HELICOPTERS GAS
February 18, 2014 | Blog

A DoD initiative to educate the public on the history of the Vietnam War is misleading. Continue reading

In this Jan. 31, 2010 file photo, an unmanned U.S. Predator drone flies over Kandahar Air Field, southern Afghanistan, on a moon-lit night. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
February 11, 2014 | Blog

It would be the first time since the Obama administration announced tighter rules for the US drone program last May. Continue reading

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January 23, 2014 | Blog

Indirectly, the federal government is the largest low-wage employer. Continue reading

Despite a dwindling pool of bugler players, Navy veteran and long-time musician Boyce Fowler, photographed keeps the art of Taps alive by playing at military burials at Fort Harrison, Mont. October 2008. (AP Photo/The Independent Record, Lisa Kunkel)
January 14, 2014 | Blog

The United States no longer knows how to win wars, but it continues to start them. Continue reading

John and Bonnie Raines, two of the burglars, at home in Philadelphia. (Photo: Mark Makela for The New York Times)
January 7, 2014 | Activism

Vietnam war activists knew they were being watched, infiltrated and undermined by the FBI. But they didn’t know the extent of the agency’s efforts. Continue reading

Plant Explosion Investigation
December 30, 2013 | Blog

As 2013 comes to an end, we asked editors, journalists and friends of BillMoyers.com: What story deserved more attention this year? Continue reading

Demonstrators protesting for $15/hour wages and proper treatment for fast-food workers march in downtown Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
December 27, 2013 | Blog

While Washington was stuck in the grip of the politics of obstruction, grassroots activists around the country did their part, and they scored some major wins for economic justice, civil liberties and democracy. Continue reading

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December 26, 2013 | Blog

It may be counterintuitive, but the long arc of history is bending the right way. Continue reading

A TV screen shows a news report of Edward Snowden at a shopping mall in Hong Kong Sunday, June 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu, File)
December 20, 2013 | Blog

The media has reported on the ever-expanding security apparatus before, but it took Snowden to get America’s attention. Continue reading

Shawn Lamouree
December 9, 2013 | Blog

In another sign of over-policing throughout our society, many law enforcement departments are stocking up on surplus military tanks, grenade launchers and assault rifles. Continue reading

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Updated January 16, 2014 | Blog

Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill uncovers America’s covert wars on battlefields in Afghanistan, Yemen and Somalia. Continue reading

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry secures his scarf as he walks down the stairs of his aircraft after landing at London's Stansted Airport, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, Pool)
November 25, 2013 | Blog
Everything you need to know about the weekend agreement between Iran and the US.
Chris Ott, right, helps her son, former Marine John Thomas Doody.  J.T., who was shot while serving in Fallujah, Iraq., subsequently suffering an infection and a series of strokes that left him in a coma and relying on a ventilator to survive, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2103, in Riverview, Fla. The Department of Veterans Affairs said Wednesday it supports expanding an enhanced caregivers benefit for grievously wounded veterans but only if Congress comes up with the billions needed to fund it. Congress created the program in 2010, giving caregivers of seriously wounded veterans a stipend, health care and at least 30 days of respite care each year. But it was limited to veterans who served after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.  Lawmakers told the VA to study the feasibility of expansion after some veterans groups raised questions about fairness.  (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
November 15, 2013 | Blog

Many Americans who go off to fight return irreparably damaged. Continue reading

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