Today is the nineteenth anniversary of the terrorist attack that killed almost 3000 of us on this date in 2001. It feels wrong to write about daily news today and yet, as we approach 200,000 dead from a mismanaged pandemic and face unprecedented assaults on our national government, it also feels wrong not to.
- September 10, 2020
Over the course of 18 interviews, Trump spoke for nine hours to journalist Bob Woodward. He had apparently been angry at his aides for shielding him from Woodward before the journalist published his book Fury in 2018, thinking he could charm Woodward into presenting him in a better light, as he had shaped coverage of himself in the tabloids in New York City in the 1980s and 1990s. Trump was wrong.
- August 22, 2020
August 21, 2020 After the cascade of news in the past several days and the Democratic National Convention, today was a relatively calm day… at least in politics. There are, though, some important stories. The first is getting less play than it should: the nation has lately been hit by a series of environmental catastrophes. California is in the midst of a brutal heat wave, and has been hit by 560 fires, many of them sparked by lightning. ...
- August 7, 2020Here's how philanthropy can lead the way.
- July 7, 2020
Only after the work of covering the disaster is done will news outlets perhaps take a moment to examine why all this is happening—why these disasters are occurring, again and again, all over the world, with increased frequency and ferocity.
- August 5, 2015The wettest rainforest in the continental United States had gone up in flames and the smoke was so thick, so blanketing, that you could see it miles away.
- August 5, 2014A roundup of some of the stories we're reading at Moyers & Company HQ...
- July 11, 2013Studying changes in our planet's climate by decade, instead of year by year, reveals unprecedented spikes in temperature and precipitation.