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A Timeline: Everything We Know So Far About the Comey Firing (in One Place)

Wed, 2018-02-07 12:20

The speed and magnitude of last week’s developments relating to the Trump/Russia Timeline has been historic and stunning. Continue reading

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Want to Share Your Abortion Story? Here Are Some Tips

Mon, 2018-01-22 15:10

If you’re moved to share your story after hearing the powerful stories in #NoChoice, there are several issues to consider. Continue reading

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When Love Could Kill Us

Thu, 2018-01-18 17:39

Writer Marge Piercy recalls what it was like for young women before Roe v. Wade was the law of the land. "Going back to those dark and violent times is the master plan of many in power today," she writes. Continue reading

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A Timeline: Everything We Know About Paul Manafort’s Ties to Russia

Sat, 2018-01-13 12:00

A look at the business dealings, influence and federal investigation into Trump's former campaign manager, who, along with a business associate, is the first person to be indicted in Robert Mueller's investigation. Manafort managed the campaign during a crucial five-month stretch during which Trump secured the Republican presidential nomination, but departed amid allegations that he had received millions of dollars in improper payments from Ukraine’s pro-Putin former president. Continue reading

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Enabling a Dangerous President: The Jared Kushner Timeline

Tue, 2018-01-09 22:00

Jared Kushner (JD/MBA, NYU, ’07) has a law degree from one of the finest universities in the country. He understands the threat that Trump’s words and deeds pose to democracy and the rule of law, but he has been in close proximity to Trump scandals that threaten both. He is a man of few public words, but his policy portfolio for Trump is enormous. He is uniquely positioned to keep Trump from running amok, but he has joined the ranks of Trump’s enablers. Read our Kushner timeline for more details. Continue reading

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The Overlooked, Under-Reported and Ignored Stories of 2017

Tue, 2017-12-19 14:15

This time every year, BillMoyers.com asks reporters, editors and bloggers which key story they feel the mainstream media failed to cover adequately over the last 12 months. See what they had to say. Continue reading

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The Tax Bill Is the Grinchiest Christmas Gift Yet

Tue, 2017-12-19 12:01

A smash-and-grab mob is running the government. If they continue the way they are, every agency, every social program, every benefit and every one of us not-rich-people will take it in the wallet as they rapaciously loot the system. The tax reform plan is today's Exhibit A. This is greed, plain and simple, toadying to the richest of the land who write the campaign checks. Continue reading

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A Timeline: Everything We Know About Kushner’s Role in the Russia Mess

Tue, 2017-12-19 12:00

The son-in-law also rises: President Trump has given his daughter Ivanka’s husband Jared Kushner an enormous portfolio of responsibility for everything from to the opioid crisis and veterans’ care to brokering peace in the Middle East. Continue reading

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A Timeline: Pence’s Role in the White House’s Russia-Related Mess

Tue, 2017-12-19 12:00

Although just a heartbeat away from the presidency, Mike Pence has done everything he can to keep his name out of the Trump-Russia scandal — but it’s impossible. Continue reading

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A Timeline: Everything We Know About the Comey Firing

Tue, 2017-12-19 12:00

Of all the events in our Trump-Russia Timeline, perhaps none has been more controversial than the president’s dismissal of James Comey as director of the FBI, a move many believe is an obstruction of justice. Continue reading

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The President Plays with Matches

Tue, 2017-12-19 12:00

Once again the country watches in horror as firefighters struggle to contain blazes of historic voracity — as we watched only a couple of months ago when at least 250 wildfires spread across the counties north of San Francisco. All it takes is a spark. Sort of like the whole world in the age of Donald Trump. Continue reading

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Everything That’s Tied Down Is Coming Loose

Mon, 2017-12-18 21:45

Our times at last have found their voice, and it belongs to a Pakistani American: Ayad Akhtar. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, his plays revel in the combustions of an America on edge, bursting with excess – too much of everything, from wealth and impoverishment to religion, rage, and radicalism, from sad hearts and hollow souls and shifting identities to the glorious celebration of money. In his new play JUNK, perhaps that should be the inglorious celebration of money: E Pluribus Unum transformed into Every Man a Midas. Continue reading

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All They Want For Christmas Is No New Tax Bill

Mon, 2017-12-18 20:57

More than half of all Americans are opposed to the tax bill. Regardless, Republicans in Congress are rushing to reconcile and vote on the legislation this week. The bill is packed with billions of dollars of tax cuts for wealthy … Continue reading

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Populist Plutocracy and the Future of America

Mon, 2017-12-18 12:38

Donald Trump won the US presidency with the backing of working-class and socially conservative white voters on a populist platform of economic nationalism. Trump rejected the Republican Party’s traditional pro-business, pro-trade agenda, and, like Bernie Sanders on the left, appealed to Americans who have been harmed by disruptive technologies and “globalist” policies promoting free trade and migration. Continue reading

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Daily Reads: Sen. Corker on the Hot Seat for Tax Bill Reversal; Bill Will ‘Turbocharge’ Inequality in US

Mon, 2017-12-18 10:58

Editor’s Note: Tomorrow will be the last day for our Daily Reads post and newsletter. BillMoyers.com will be going into archive mode due to Bill’s retirement. Read more about that here.     On the hot seat –> This morning, it’s … Continue reading

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The Second Coming of ‘Yes, We Can’

Fri, 2017-12-15 14:40

Doug Jones’ convincing victory in Alabama is a hallelujah (and Hanukkah) moment for Americans who refuse to truckle under to the vicious, knuckleheaded maniac in the White House — not for one reason but for every decent reason a democratic majority can muster. But the Jones tide that washed over Alabama is more than cause for a day of exuberance. It points toward a solution for the wrecking-ball tendencies that have afflicted the Democrats since the election — and before.  Continue reading

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Increasingly a Necessity: A 15-Point Guide to Surviving Authoritarianism

Fri, 2017-12-15 14:09

It’s good to remember the very big, very frightening picture before us, how far we’ve already come, and to consider what recourse we have with complicit and corrupt forces standing in the way. Continue reading

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Daily Reads: Net Neutrality Repeal a “Brutal Blow to Democracy”

Fri, 2017-12-15 10:57

A roundup of stories we're reading at BillMoyers.com HQ... Continue reading

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Farewell

Fri, 2017-12-15 10:00

When I turned 80 three years ago, I retired my weekly PBS series and have since focused on the web with a small, dedicated team as the avenue for our journalism. Now it’s time for another farewell. Continue reading

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