Posting History for Bill Moyers
|The Fiery Cage and the Lynching Tree, Brutality’s Never Far Away
A Palestinian hold a poster with a picture of slain Jordanian pilot, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh during a protest in front of the Jordanian embassy, in the West Bank City of Ramallah, Wednesday, Feb. 4, ...
|Watch: Putting the Freeze on Global Warming
Previously published on BillMoyers.com . The Archbishop of South Africa, Desmond Tutu, has called for an ...
|Watch: Who’s Buying our Midterm Elections?
Previously published on BillMoyers.com . In the coming weeks, the Supreme Court is expected to issue another big decision on campaign finance, one that could further open the floodgates to ...
|Watch: The Dog Whistle Politics of Race, Part II
Previously published on BillMoyers.com . This week on Moyers & Company , Bill continues his conversation with author and legal scholar Ian Haney López about dog whistle politics – code words ...
|Watch: Ian Haney López on the Dog Whistle Politics of Race
Previously published on BillMoyers.com . What do Cadillac-driving “welfare queens,” a “food stamp president” and the “lazy, dependent and entitled” 47 percent tell us about post-racial ...
|Watch: The Surrender of America's Liberals
Previously published on BillMoyers.com . In a web exclusive interview, political scientist Adolph Reed Jr. talks with me about his new article in the March issue of Harper's Magazine -- a challenge ...
|WATCH: 'Ag Gag' Laws Silence Factory Farm Whistleblowers
Originally posted at BillMoyers.com When it comes to keeping our food supply safe and our humane values intact, sometimes there's nothing like a whistleblower -- someone who will show or tell us ...
|WATCH: How Computer Coders Can Protect Our Privacy
Originally posted at BillMoyers.com Lawrence Lessig, director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University and founder of Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society, ...
|Enabling Greed Makes U.S. Sick
Previously posted at BillMoyers.com At the end of a week that reminds us to be ever vigilant about the dangers of government overreaching its authority, whether by the long arm of the IRS or the ...
|Don't Shoot -- Organize!
Originally Posted at BillMoyers.com We were struck this week by one response to our broadcast last week on gun violence and the Newtown school killings. A visitor to the website wrote, "It is ...
|Sandy Hook Promise: There Will Be Change
BY BILL MOYERS & MICHAEL WINSHIP Originally posted at BillMoyers.com This week, we spent time with Francine and David Wheeler , parents of six-year-old Ben Wheeler, one of the 20 children and six ...
|Do-Nothing Congress Gives Inertia a Bad Name
BY BILL MOYERS & MICHAEL WINSHIP Originally posted at BillMoyers.com If you want to see why the public approval rating of Congress is down in the sub-arctic range -- an icy 15 percent by last ...
|WATCH: The United States of Inequality
Originally published at BillMoyers.com Inequality matters. You will hear people say it doesn't, but they are usually so high up the ladder they can't even see those at the bottom. The distance ...
|WATCH: The Hypocrisy of 'Justice for All'
Originally posted at BillMoyers.com The next time you say the Pledge of Allegiance - "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one ...
|WATCH: 'Bronx Defenders' Redefine Public Defense
You've heard it on a thousand television shows: the police arrest suspects and read them their rights. One of them is, "If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you." That's ...
|WATCH: The Death Penalty's Fatal Flaws
Right now, there are more than 3,100 inmates on death row -- more than 60% of them members of racial or ethnic minorities. Over time, Supreme Court Justices have fine-tuned the circumstances under ...
|LISTEN: Robert Reich on What We've (Not) Learned from Watergate
Originally posted at BillMoyers.com Common Cause held a conference commemorating the 40th anniversary of Watergate last week. Kicking it off was economist Robert Reich, former secretary of labor ...
|WATCH: My Talk with Zack Kopplin on Creationism in Classrooms
From the time he was a high school senior in his home state of Louisiana, anti-creationism activist Zack Kopplin has been speaking, debating, cornering politicians and winning the active support of ...
|WATCH: Democracy for Dollars
Originally posted at BillMoyers.com At the State of the Union speech, there's always more than meets the eye. Just out of sight is the reality of how we are governed. The House of Representatives, ...
|POGO Sticks It to the SEC
BY BILL MOYERS & MICHAEL WINSHIP Originally posted at BillMoyers.com In our last episode of that ongoing Washington soap opera, "As the Door Revolves," we introduced you to former federal ...
|The Hubris of the Drones
Last week, The New York Times published a chilling account of how indiscriminate killing in war remains bad policy even today. This time, it's done not by young GIs in the field but by anonymous ...
|Smart Suggestions for Obama's State of the Union Speech
We're all stakeholders in President Obama's vision for our future, and we get our best perspective on that vision with each State of the Union address. So, in our latest " Group Think ", we asked a ...
|WATCH: Digital Divide Creates 'Two Americas'
America has a wide digital divide -- high-speed Internet access is available only to those who can afford it, at prices much higher and speeds much slower in the U.S. than they are around the world. ...
|Barack Obama, Drone Ranger
BY BILL MOYERS & MICHAEL WINSHIP If you've seen the movie Zero Dark Thirty , you know why it has triggered a new debate over our government's use of torture after 9/11. The movie's up for an Oscar ...
|WATCH: Matt Taibbi on Our Blind Eye to Shockingly Bad Behavior
In a conversation we had only yesterday, Matt Taibbi criticized the Obama Administration's approach to holding banks accountable for their behavior, arguing that fearing another economic calamity is ...
|WATCH: The Case Against Drones
In the fight against terrorism, the American military's escalating drone program has become the face of our foreign policy in Pakistan, Yemen and parts of Africa. And while the use of un-manned ...
|Foul Play in the Senate
By BILL MOYERS and MICHAEL WINSHIP The inauguration of a president is one of those spectacles of democracy that can make us remember we're part of something big and enduring. So for a few hours ...
|WATCH: End the Silent Filibuster
An old friend of mine who served in the House of Representatives for 20 years likes to tell the story of a bitter floor fight that took place over an important piece of legislation. When a more ...
|WATCH: Corporate Gold on the Fiscal Cliff
In economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman's book, End This Depression Now! , there's a chapter titled "The Second Gilded Age" in which he describes the extraordinary rise in wealth and ...
|WATCH: Paul Krugman on Jack Lew
With Bill Moyers, Paul Krugman discusses President Obama's choice for Treasury Secretary, Jack Lew, as well as his reaction to public support for seeing Krugman himself in that job . "I probably ...
|Caption the Cartoon: Global Fever
It's a sick world indeed, but how do we get it back to health? Scientist Anthony Leiserowitz suggested some steps in his recent Moyers & Company appearance , but now it's your turn to play ...
|WATCH: The Gun Lobby's Firepower
We wrote and spoke about guns just a few days before Christmas, following the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut. So did Wayne LaPierre, CEO of the National Rifle Association. His now infamous, "no ...
|What Obama Should Say About Climate Change, and How to Know It Matters
What should President Obama say about climate change in his State of the Union address? Actions speak louder than words, but some words will have more resonance and meaning than others. So we ...
|WATCH: Remember The Victims, Reject the Violence
The bells rang for the lost: Charlotte Bacon , Olivia Engel , Ana Marquez-Greene , Dylan Hockley , Madeline Hsu , Catherine Hubbard , Jesse Lewis , James Mattioli , Emilie Parker , Jack Pinto , Noah ...
|WATCH: Washington's Revolving Door Is Hazardous to Our Health
BY BILL MOYERS & MICHAEL WINSHIP We've seen how Washington insiders write the rules of politics and the economy to protect powerful special interests, but now as we enter the holiday season, and a ...
|WATCH: The Truth Behind Grover Norquist's Pledge
Don't you wonder just who is this Grover Norquist who has such a maniacal hold on the Republican Party? My recent guest Mickey Edwards isn't the only conservative who would like to see the party ...
|WATCH: Top Conservative Says Anti-Tax Pledge "Not Conservative, Not Rational, Not Adult"
In a preview of this weekend's Moyers & Company , former Republican congressman Mickey Edwards, a founding father of modern conservative politics, talks about Grover Norquist's beguiling ability to ...
|Caption the Cartoon: "Animal House"
At BillMoyers.com, we offer a regular, issue-based "Caption the Cartoon" contest wherein you put words in the mouth of characters in some special situations. See the latest original cartoon by ...
|FCC May Give Murdoch a Very Merry Christmas
By Bill Moyers and Michael Winship Until now, this hasn't been the best year for media mogul Rupert Murdoch. For one, none of the Republicans who'd been on the payroll of his Fox News Channel -- ...
|WATCH: Is Twitter a Tool for Democracy or Distraction?
There’s not much acclaimed political media analysts Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Marty Kaplan dis agree on, but on this weekend’s Moyers & Company , the two share opposing perspectives on the role ...
|Neil Barofsky's Disappointment with Vikram Pandit and President Obama
As Special Inspector General for the U.S. Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), Neil Barofsky had unique insight into the complicated and corruption-prone intersection of government and banking. His ...
|Plutocrats Want to Own Your Vote
BY BILL MOYERS AND MICHAEL WINSHIP The new Gilded Age is roaring down on us - an un-caged tiger on a rampage. Walk out to the street in front of our office here in Manhattan, look to the right and ...
|Killing the Kids that Don't Need to Die
BY BILL MOYERS AND MICHAEL WINSHIP Matt Sitton knew the war in Afghanistan was going badly. He knew it because he was fighting it. He could see for himself. Twenty-six years old, with a wife and ...
|WATCH: Why the Debates Are "All We've Got Left"
Last week, I spoke with Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg Public Policy Center and founder of FactCheck.org, about what Americans deserve to hear from ...
|The Bane of Banned Books
When I was growing up in East Texas we didn't have any money for books. My reading room was the small local library run by an organization of business professional women. To this moment, I can ...
|More From 'The United States of ALEC'
Here are some clips from this weekend's Moyers & Company presentation of "The United States of ALEC" that share the gravity of ALEC's influence through the eyes and experiences of first-hand ...
|ALEC: The Scheme to Remake America, One State House at a Time
This week, we report on the most influential corporate-funded political force most Americans have never heard of — ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council. A national consortium of state ...
|WATCH: More Money, Less Democracy
Like everyone else, I watched the movie of the week, that clandestine video from Mitt Romney’s fundraiser in Florida. I thought, we now have a record of what our modern day, wealthy gentry really ...
|Bernie Sanders on Money, Politics & Socialism
Political coverage of the two national conventions now in our rear-view mirror reflected the partisan events unfolding at each. My team and I wanted to offer an alternative -- independent voices who ...
|Money in Politics: Where Is the Outrage?
(with Bernard Weisberger) We might wish the uproar from the convention halls of both parties these busy weeks were the wholesome clamor of delegates deliberating serious visions of how we should be ...
|Ralph Reed in the Marianas Trenches
(With Michael Winship) As the sun slowly sets over the Republican National Convention in Tampa, we settle back in the chairs that nice Mr. Eastwood just gave us and ponder some of the other ...
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