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Bill Moyers and Michael Winship: NRA Issues Call for White Supremacy and Armed Insurrection

The gun lobby’s new “recruitment ad” is really a call for white supremacy and armed insurrection, deliberately crafted to stir anger and fear. Take a look at the ad below … Continue reading

July 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Bill Moyers & Michael Winship: We Must Have a Special Prosecutor

The firing of FBI Director James Comey makes an independent investigation of Trump and Russia more important than ever. So Donald Trump fired James Comey because the FBI director mistreated … Continue reading

May 11, 2017 · 2 Comments

Michael Simms: The Daily Disaster of Donald Trump

With a vote of 217-213, the House of Representatives voted on Thursday to pass Trumpcare and strip health coverage from 24 million Americans. The new program will undermine the health, … Continue reading

May 5, 2017 · 2 Comments

Michael Winship: For America’s Sake, We Need Answers about Russia. Now.

These first weeks of the Trump White House have felt like one of those tennis ball machines run amok, volley after volley shooting at us in such rapid fire that … Continue reading

February 15, 2017 · 3 Comments

Michael Winship: Netanyahu’s “Us or Them” Is Nothing But Trouble

For a long time now, American political consultants have benefited from a lucrative sideline, selling their alleged expertise to politicians in Israel. (It was Democratic strategist James Carville who, after … Continue reading

March 31, 2015 · 3 Comments

Bill Moyers, Michael Winship: Don’t Let Them Silence You — Vote, Dammit.

A new nationwide effort to suppress the vote, nurtured by fear and fierce resistance to inevitable demographic change, has hammered the ideals of democracy in the United States. (Photo: Erik … Continue reading

November 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Bill Moyers & Michael Winship: Climate Change You Can Believe In

The pain is only going to get worse for us and for future generations, unless we act now. Just as Sunday’s big People’s Climate March and next week’s UN global … Continue reading

September 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Bill Moyers and Michael Winship: Politicians Show Their Gratitude Where It Count$

As the world burns, our political class whoops it up with the plutocracy, whether in Martha’s Vineyard or at the Kochs’ posh retreat in southern California. There shall be eternal … Continue reading

September 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

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