Let’s call the whole thing off. Not the election. No, we mean the presidential debates — which, if the present format and moderators remain as they are, threaten an effect on democracy more like Leopold and Loeb than Lincoln and Douglas.
The religion of inequality – of money and power – has failed us. The truth of our country is in the moral compact implicit in the preamble to our Constitution: we’re all in this together.
The heroism on the Pettus Bridge turned the tide against the inhumanity of segregation. Today’s protest in the House of Representatives just might mark the beginning of the end of the gun industry’s grip on American life and liberty.
The Democratic National Committee chair, in supporting the payday lending industry before changing course, had become a symbol of the failure of Democratic elites to understand that there is an uprising in the land.
Three years ago we told the chilling story of the makeover of North Carolina's once progressive institutions, in our documentary “North Carolina: State of Conflict.” See it and understand why Bruce Springsteen won't play in the state.
There are two Democrats whose resignation from office right now would do their party and country a service. Each represents what's wrong with a Democratic Party that has abandoned the working men and women it once so proudly represented.
Trump's the symptom, not the disease. The Republican establishment has been infecting the body politic for years.
Television news has gone off its rocker. The networks have grasped Donald Trump to their collective bosom like the winner of one of those misogynistic, televised beauty pageants he owns.
Despite his ideological kinship with the anti-government crowd, Paul Ryan is the embodiment of the troika of money, power and politics that corrupts and controls the capital, the very thing the tea partiers detest.
The skyline of New York, and the shadows it casts on all things public, is a physical reminder of how wealth and power get their way without regard for the impact on the lives and neighborhoods of everyday people.
There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart, a poet wrote, and as this year’s summer winds toward its end and elections approach, gratitude is indeed what our politicians have flowing from that space where their hearts should be.
Sad, that it’s come to this. The drift toward oligarchy that Thomas Piketty describes in his formidable new book on capital has become a mad dash. It will overrun us, unless we stop it.
It was never apparent that FDR’s New Deal materially made a difference in my father’s life, but this I know, and I know it for certain: he believed President Roosevelt was on his side, fighting for common people like him.
The prevailing myth in America has been that the rich have a right to buy more gizmos, but they don’t have the right to buy more democracy. The Supreme Court just laid that myth to rest. But we shouldn’t cower.
This grim anniversary of the Newtown, Conn., killings reminded us of 2000 when Charlton Heston made his defiant boast at the NRA convention that gun control advocates would have to pry his rifle from his “cold, dead hands.”
We are this close -- this close! -- to losing our democracy to the mercenary class. So close it’s as if we’re leaning way over the rim of the Grand Canyon waiting for a swift kick in the pants.
Newt Gingrich issued a call to arms to his fellow bomb-throwers: “Don’t cave on shutdown.” At least let’s name this for what it is: sabotage of the democratic process. And let’s be clear about where such reckless ambition leads.
A national consortium of state politicians and powerful corporations, ALEC — the American Legislative Exchange Council — presents itself as a “nonpartisan public-private partnership”. But behind that mantra lies a […]
On this week’s Moyers & Company (check local listings), Larry Cohen, president of the 700,000-member Communications Workers of America, joins Bill to make the case for common-sense filibuster reform that […]
Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman argues that saving money is not the path to economic recovery.