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Making the World a Safe Place for Women
October 19th, 2017, 06:23 PM

I want to see conversations where we are not only thinking about, “How does Harvey Weinstein get held accountable?” but we are thinking about, “How do we transform this culture that we are living in?" Continue reading

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Why the Democrats and Movements Need Each Other
October 19th, 2017, 06:23 PM

A striking feature of the current political moment is that many activists on the left are flocking to the Democratic Party. At first glance, this makes sense simply as a reaction to the narrow and disputed electoral victory of the bizarre and dangerous Donald Trump. Continue reading

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One Nation, In Sickness and in Health
October 19th, 2017, 06:23 PM

It’s a given that our health care system, one-sixth of our nation’s economy, is a nightmare. And that despite my encomiums of praise for the medical profession stated above, there also are stinkers out there quick to abuse the system and make a big fast buck, especially in the pharmaceutical and health insurance industries. Yet while Obamacare is a deeply flawed program — ultimately, single-payer is the way we must go or face economic and social ruin — it still has been a step in the right direction (“the end of the beginning of the reform we need,” in the words of advocate Wendell Potter), and could in some ways be patched until we yield to the obvious and make universal health care a right for every one of us. Continue reading

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How the Swindlers of Silicon Valley Avoid Paying Taxes
October 19th, 2017, 06:23 PM

The sleeper issue in Donald Trump’s tax-cutting agenda is a potential bombshell called the “territorial tax system.” It doesn’t get the headlines, or even much political discussion, so the public is clueless. The industrial titans of Silicon Valley like it like that. Their proposal would fundamentally alter the taxation of US multinational corporations, and beneficiaries would include celebrated brand names like Google, Microsoft and Apple. Continue reading

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Daily Reads: A Frustrated North Carolina GOP Attacks the Courts; Did Voter Suppression Give Us to Trump?
October 19th, 2017, 06:23 PM
In the Age of Trump a Chilling Atmosphere
October 18th, 2017, 06:23 PM

Bill Moyers: Attacks on the Academy at large occur frequently in America, and none more intensely than now. No one I know has followed this trail with keener interest or deeper concern than Joan Wallach Scott, one of the most respected and influential scholars of our time. Professor Emerita in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, she has been praised for groundbreaking work in feminist and gender theory, celebrated as a mentor, and honored as the author of several books; her latest, Sex and Secularism, will be published this fall. Continue reading

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Road Kill: Side-Swiping the Environmental Protection Act
October 18th, 2017, 06:23 PM

The Endangered Species Act itself is under attack. Since January the congressional Republicans have launched at least 46 legislative assaults on the legislation or a specific species, according to the Center for Biological Diversity. Five bills to amend the legislation were advanced by the House Natural Resources Committee just this month. Continue reading

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Who Owns Puerto Rico’s Debt, Exactly? We’ve Tracked Down 10 of the Biggest Vulture Firms.
October 18th, 2017, 06:23 PM

Ever since Hurricane Maria and Irma devastated Puerto Rico, a looming question has been what will happen to the island’s $74.8 billion in debt, which had crippled its economy even before the storms hit. Protesters in major US cities on Oct. 3 called for the US government to forgive the debt. Market analysts say repayment is unrealistic now that the island has suffered an estimated $45 billion to $95 billion in hurricane damage. Continue reading

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Daily Reads: Deal Announced but Trump Reverses Himself on Bipartisan Health Fix
October 18th, 2017, 06:23 PM

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

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Siblings of Man Shot Dead by Off-Duty Officer Fight for ‘Right to Know’ Law
October 17th, 2017, 06:23 PM

Sarah Jaffe talked with sibling organizers Victoria Davis and Victor Dempsey. Their brother, Delrawn Small, was shot by a New York City police officer in 2016. Now they are lobbying for a law to hold the NYPD more accountable. Sarah Jaffe spoke to them after a recent rally in the city where the protesters also took a knee. Continue reading

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White Nationalism and Christian Right Unite at Values Voter Summit
October 17th, 2017, 06:23 PM

As the first sitting president to take the podium at Family Research Council’s Values Voter Summit, President Trump may have offered history a footnote with his Oct. 13 speech, but by the following day his remarks were all but forgotten, as Steve Bannon’s stemwinder, a steaming stew of vitriol, splashed across mainstream media. On the Sunday shows, Bannon was the focus. Continue reading

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How the US Paved the Way for ‘Generational’ War
October 17th, 2017, 06:23 PM

As American air power in places like Yemen, Somalia and Afghanistan is ramped up yet again, as the latest mini-surge of troops arrives in Afghanistan, as Niger enters the war, it’s time to put Gens. David Petraeus, James Mattis, H.R. McMaster and John Kelly in context. It’s time to call them what they truly are: Nixon’s children. Continue reading

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Additions to Our Trump-Russia Timeline
October 17th, 2017, 06:23 PM

Keep up with the latest entries on our timelines tracking Trump and his inner circle's involvement with Russia. Continue reading

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A Timeline: Everything We Know About Kushner’s Role in the Russia Mess
October 17th, 2017, 06:23 PM

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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Interactive Timeline: Everything We Know About Russia and President Trump
October 17th, 2017, 06:23 PM

When it comes to Donald Trump, his campaign and their dealings with Russia past and present, sometimes it’s hard to keep track of all the players without a scorecard. We have one of sorts — a deeply comprehensive timeline detailing what actually happened and what’s still happening in the ever-changing story of the president, his inner circle and a web of Russian oligarchs, hackers and government officials. Continue reading

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