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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Conversation with Bill Moyers – BillMoyers.com

April 1, 2021
The ninth annual Judith Davidson Moyers Women of Spirit Lecture was delivered on February 12, 2020 by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The Judith Davidson Moyers Women of Spirit Lecture provides a public forum to discuss the most pressing global issues faced by women leaders today. In addition to exploring enduring questions of human

Voting Rights IS Democracy – BillMoyers.com

March 27, 2021
Voting Rights IS Democracy Two smiling women stand outdoors and hold signs reading “Vote Baby Vote” and “Voting is People Power,” c. 1970. (Photo by Gabriel Hackett /Getty Images)March 25, 2021 There is only one story today. It is not the coronavirus pandemic, although 547,000 of us have died of Covid-19, and a study today

Washington’s Delusion of Endless World Dominion – BillMoyers.com

March 23, 2021
Globe with US highlighted. Photo by Antonio Quagliata from Pexels This article originally appeared on TomDispatch.com. Empires live and die by their illusions. Visions of empowerment can inspire nations to scale the heights of global hegemony. Similarly, however, illusions of omnipotence can send fading empires crashing into oblivion. So it was with Great Britain in

The Lie That Smolders – BillMoyers.com

March 21, 2021
March 19, 2021 When I see Representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL), and other voices from our right wing, siding with Russian President Vladimir Putin in his demand that President Joe Biden debate him or pretending that the January 6 attack on the Capitol wasn’t a big deal, or Republicans voting to overturn a legitimate election or

On January 6th, the U.S. Became a Foreign Country – BillMoyers.com

March 18, 2021
This article originally appeared on TomDispatch.com. Just about everyone was shocked by what happened at the Capitol building on January 6th. But as a former soldier in America’s forever wars, horrifying as the scenes were, I also found what happened strangely familiar, almost inevitable. I thought that, if only we had taken our country’s imperial

Georgia Republicans Pass the Most Restrictive Voting Laws Since Jim Crow – BillMoyers.com

March 11, 2021
MARIETTA, GA – OCTOBER 18: Voters wait in line for up to two hours to early vote at the Cobb County West Park Government Center on October 18, 2018 in Marietta, Georgia. Early voting started in Georgia on October 15th. Georgia’s Gubernatorial election is a close race between Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams and Republican candidate

Rethinking Employment in the Biden-Harris Era – BillMoyers.com

March 9, 2021
This article originally appeared on TomDispatch.com. A year ago, just a few weeks before San Francisco locked itself down for the pandemic, I fell deeply in love with a 50-year-old. The object of my desire was a wooden floor loom in the window of my local thrift shop. Friends knowledgeable on such matters examined photos I

The Pentagon, First, Last, and Always – BillMoyers.com

March 5, 2021
Two U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles assigned to the 331st Expeditionary Fighter Squadron fly over Southwest Asia, Feb. 24, 2021. The F-15E is a dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions day or night in all weather conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Bryan Guthrie)This article originally appeared on TomDispatch.com.

Under the Radar – BillMoyers.com

March 4, 2021
The Roosevelt Institute  Unburdened: How Canceling Student Debt Can Boost Growth, Equity, and Innovation The Roosevelt Institute has been sounding alarms about the mounting student debt crisis for years. Previously, they published briefs on how predatory financial institutions and industry insiders rig the system to extract as much as they can from student borrowers. In

COVID, Russia and Biden’s High Approval Rating – BillMoyers.com

March 3, 2021
Reality Check: COVID, Russia and Biden’s High Approval Rating BOZEMAN, MT – OCTOBER 02: People participate in a protest against wearing face masks outside the Gallatin County Public Health office on October 2, 2020 in Bozeman, Montana. Overnight, it was reported that President Donald Trump along with first lady Melania Trump tested positive for COVID-19.

The Big Lie’s Megaphone – BillMoyers.com

March 3, 2021
ORLANDO, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 28: Former President Donald Trump addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference held in the Hyatt Regency on February 28, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. Begun in 1974, CPAC brings together conservative organizations, activists, and world leaders to discuss issues important to them. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)March 1, 2021 This morning, conservative

Biden Administration Working Hard on COVID – BillMoyers.com

February 26, 2021
President Joe Biden, joined by Counselor to the President and White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Jeff Zients, receives a briefing from Director of the NIH Dr. Francis Collins and Chief Medical Adviser to the President and Director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, at the

Dangerous Deep Freeze in Texas – BillMoyers.com

February 19, 2021
A man braves subzero cold as he walks down a street in downtown Indianapolis on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, following a powerful snowstorm that dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of Indiana. (AP Photo/Rick Callahan)February 16, 2021 History was in the news today in three very different ways. First up is the

The Redistricting Landscape, 2021–22 – BillMoyers.com

February 17, 2021
New Brennan Center Report: The Redistricting Landscape, 2021–22 Moyers on Democracy has been keeping an eye on what may well be the biggest threat to democracy – gerrymandering. The process of redrawing voting districts is the most effective way of suppressing fair voting — and it is under the radar. The Brennan Center released a

What Did He Know and When Did He Know It? – BillMoyers.com

February 14, 2021
February 12, 2021 Today was the the fourth day of former president Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial. The president’s legal team attempted to answer the arguments of the House impeachment managers, who outlined the horrific events of January 6, 2021, when a violent mob stormed the U.S. Capitol while a joint session of Congress was

Is the Outcome a Sure Thing? – BillMoyers.com

February 9, 2021
Counter-demonstrators stand to the side as Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) speaks to a crowd during a rally against Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) on January 28, 2021 in Cheyenne, Wyoming. (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)February 7, 2021 Pundits are saying that the Senate will vote to acquit former President Donald Trump at the end of his

Biden Puts Trump’s Foreign Policy in Reverse – BillMoyers.com

February 6, 2021
Photo by Vladislav KlapinFebruary 5, 2021 Yet another Friday without a news dump from the federal government (woo hoo!) means that I have the room to highlight something really interesting that was buried in President Biden’s speech at the State Department yesterday afternoon. Not surprisingly, Biden announced a return to a more traditional foreign policy

Been There, Done That (Not!) – BillMoyers.com

February 1, 2021
Vice President Richard M. Nixon listens as Senator John F. Kennedy talks during their televised presidential race debate. October 1960. (AP Photo)This post first appeared on TomDispatch Joe Biden’s got a problem — and so do I. And so, in fact, do we. At 76 years old, you’d think I’d experienced it all when it

So Long, Farewell – BillMoyers.com

January 21, 2021
On January 20, 2017, Trump took the oath of office and gave his “American Carnage” speech describing America as a hellscape, and we were off to the races. Trump vowed he would smash norms and boundaries to “drain the swamp.” He filled positions in his administration with political operatives and appointed his son-in-law Jared Kushner

The World of the White House Falls to Pieces – BillMoyers.com

January 16, 2021
Two stories jump out at me tonight. The first is the question of why Trump seems so desperate to stay in a job he clearly has no interest in doing. Today, reporters caught sight of Michael J. Lindell, the CEO of MyPillow, going into the White House. Lindell has been strong advocate of the idea

Biden’s New Chapter – BillMoyers.com

January 16, 2021
Biden laid out his ambitious plan even as fallout continued from the January 6 insurrection in Washington, D.C., when Trump supporters tried to overturn his victory in the 2020 election. (Photo by Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post via Getty Images)January 14, 2021 “Come Wednesday, we begin a new chapter.” So said President-Elect Joe Biden tonight as

Climate Journalism to Match the Crisis – BillMoyers.com

January 7, 2021
Photo by Louis Reed on UnsplashHumanity begins 2021 with a real chance to pull back from the brink of climate catastrophe. The odds get even better if Democrats win both Georgia run-off elections and take control of the US Senate. (At the time of writing, some outlets had reported a victory for Democratic candidate Jon

Trump’s Coup – BillMoyers.com

January 4, 2021
The attack on American democracy is an inside job. Trump’s one-hour rant directed at Georgia officials who have certified President elect Joe Biden’s win isn’t an isolated event. It’s just one front in a battle to make Trump king. The scary part is that he has a lot of people helping him. The tape of

Democracy Needs to Find the Will to Roar – BillMoyers.com

January 1, 2021
And so, we are at the end of a year that has brought a presidential impeachment trial, a deadly pandemic that has killed more than 338,000 of us, a huge social movement for racial justice, a presidential election, and a president who has refused to accept the results of that election and is now trying

Trump Undercuts Relief Act – BillMoyers.com

December 27, 2020
President Donald Trump waves as he walks toward Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, January 26, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) On December 21, Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, a $2.3 trillion bill that pulled together a number of different pieces of legislation, including

Trump Takes A Holiday – BillMoyers.com

December 24, 2020
Donald Trump plays a stroke as he officially opens his new multi-million pound Trump International Golf Links course in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, on July 10, 2012. (Photo by Andy Buchanan / AFP / Getty Images)December 23, 2020 The main story today was that Trump has essentially quit even pretending to govern, and instead created chaos in

Congress Again Taxes the Time of Benefit Recipients – BillMoyers.com

December 22, 2020
This article is adapted from Unsanitized: The COVID-19 Daily Report put out by The American Prospect. You can find the original publication here. First Response The eight-month impasse for additional COVID relief, unconscionable as it may have been, opportunistically gave time and space to those members of Congress most interested in policy. The 5,500-page, entire-session-of-Congress-in-a-bill that passed last

Pueblo of Laguna – BillMoyers.com

December 21, 2020
Indian court, Federal Building, Golden Gate International Exposition, San Francisco, 1939 From an Indian painting on elkskin, Great Plains / / SiegriesDecember 19, 2020 “The old world is dying, and the new world struggles to be born: now is the time of monsters,” wrote Italian philosopher Antonio Gramsci. Trump and the Republicans are fighting tooth

The Larger Story Is Not Over – BillMoyers.com

December 13, 2020
December 11, 2020 Today, twenty more House Republicans, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, the top Republican in the House, and Greg Pence, Vice President Mike Pence’s older brother, signed onto the lawsuit filed by the Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton asking the Supreme Court first to take up the lawsuit, and then to throw

Trump’s Personal Pentagon – BillMoyers.com

December 6, 2020
While coronavirus continues to burn across the country, Trump is focusing instead on continuing to contest the election results and on the Pentagon. The main story in the country continues to be the coronavirus. As of tonight, according to the New York Times, more than 14,441,700 people in the US have been infected with the virus