There’s No Debate

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.
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John Lewis Stands Up for Human Dignity Once Again

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.
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Time for These Two Democrats to Go

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.
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Bad News for Democracy Is Great News for TV Profits

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.
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The Long, Dark Shadows of Plutocracy

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.
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Politicians Show Their Gratitude Where It Count$

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.
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Government = Protection Racket for the 1 Percent

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.
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I Remember The Day FDR Died

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.
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Gunpowder and Blood on Their Cold, Dead Hands

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.”
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The Great American Class War: Plutocracy Versus Democracy

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.
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The Sabotage of Democracy

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.
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Larry Cohen Explains Why We Need Filibuster Reform

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 […]
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