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The Second Coming of ‘Yes, We Can’
December 15th, 2017, 12:40 PM

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
December 15th, 2017, 12:40 PM

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”
December 15th, 2017, 12:40 PM

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

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Farewell
December 15th, 2017, 12:40 PM

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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Jane: Documenting Passion
December 14th, 2017, 12:40 PM

The new documentary Jane was shortlisted for an Oscar nomination this month in the category of best documentary feature. The film takes the audience back to 1960, when Jane Goodall, the famous primatologist, first discovers the wonders of Tanzania’s Gombe National Park and begins her lifelong love of chimpanzees. Continue reading

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The Self-Help Guru Who Shaped Trump’s Worldview
December 14th, 2017, 12:40 PM

Taking stock of the first official year of Trump in power means withstanding a multifront assault on reality. Presented in a relentless barrage of Make America Great Again hyperbole, the president’s crushing failures are magically transformed into unprecedented successes, and all expressions of dissent become the work of petty ingrates, ideological fabulists and privileged elites. His signature initiatives — the shameful tax bill and the mercifully stalled Obamacare repeal — become historic windfalls for the very middle- and working-class constituencies they deliberately set out to beggar, to say nothing of how Trump and his apparatchiks have disfigured basic and hitherto settled facts of history, such as the notion that the Civil War was fought over slavery. Continue reading

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Alabama Election Confirms What Now Counts for White Evangelicals in Politics
December 14th, 2017, 12:40 PM

There is growing evidence that what drives partisanship in the US is not a love for one’s own party, but a hatred of the other party. Continue reading

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Daily Reads: GOP Tax Bill Inches Toward the Finish Line; Roy Moore’s Loss Reignites Republican Civil War
December 14th, 2017, 12:40 PM
Christmas Comes Early to Dixie
December 13th, 2017, 12:40 PM

We spent Monday and Tuesday in “Dewey Defeats Truman” mode, fully preparing to write a piece on the election of Republican Roy Moore to the United States Senate. How relieved we are then to have been wrong. Continue reading

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After Alabama: A Fierce, Strategic and Organized Hope Is the Only Way Forward
December 13th, 2017, 12:40 PM

Of late, politics has been, to borrow a phrase from my youth, a hot mess. Some hot messes are the sort that people pull up their lawn chairs and get a big bucket of hot buttered popcorn and a grape or orange soda and watch the show unfolding before them. Other hot messes, like the one in Alabama, are fraught and cause people to get out and vote for their lives and their beliefs because it will not do to stay home and hope that the blight will just go away. Continue reading

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