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Past articles by Bill:

Lisa Graves: Will Amy Coney Barrett Stand by Her Man? He’s Betting a Second Term On It –

On this week's MOYERS ON DEMOCRACY, Bill Moyers speaks to Lisa Graves about what's at stake in rushing Amy Coney Barrett's nomination through the Senate. Barrett is a young judge who has been nominated with the understanding that Republicans are looking for her to cast a vote for Trump from the bench. → Read More

Lest We Forget: The Birther Lie

Donald Trump rode to power on the wings of a dark lie—one of the most malignant and ugly lies in US history. This week, he started floating a new birther lie about Sen. Kamala Harris, who, if elected, would be the first Black and Asian American vice president. → Read More

Video: The True Story Behind John Lewis' Historic Speech At 1963 March On Washington

As the head of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, John Lewis drafted a fiery speech to present to the crowds gathered at the March on Washington. But the night before the storied march, the speech was mistakenly leaked to the press. → Read More

From George Floyd to Juneteenth, America's Other Independence Day

In the following interview, veteran journalist Bill Moyers talks with Rev. James Forbes, a passionate advocate of celebrating Friday, June 19 as Juneteenth—the day in 1865 when the last of America’s slaves learned they were free. Because many states had refused to end slavery when President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation two and a half years earlier, it took that → Read More

We Hold This Truth to Be Self-Evident: It's Happening Before Our Very Eyes

At 98, historian Bernard Weisberger has seen it all. Born in 1922, he grew up watching newsreels of Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler as they rose to power in Europe. He vividly remembers Mussolini posturing to crowds from his balcony in Rome, chin outthrust, right arm extended. Nor has he forgotten Der Fuehrer’s raspy voice on radio, interrupted by cheers of “Heil Hitler,” → Read More

We Hold This Truth to Be Self-Evident: It’s Happening Before Our Very Eyes –

Democracy in America has been a series of narrow escapes. We may be running out of luck, and no one is coming to save us. For that, we have only ourselves. → Read More

Republicans Admit They Lose When Elections are Fair and Free

Bill Moyers’ guest in this episode is the journalist David Daley. His best-selling first book, RATF**KED-WHY YOUR VOTE DOESN’T COUNT showed how Republicans used gerrymandering to lock up control of many state and local government for years, possibly decades – and remains their strategy. In his most recent book – UNRIGGED –HOW AMERICANS ARE BATTLING BACK TO SAVE DEMOCRACY → Read More

Bill Moyers Talks To Author Ben Fountain About Trump's Triumph –

Ben Fountain's Beautiful Country Burn Again is the boldest, bravest, and most bracing book about politics that I have read this year. - Bill Moyers → Read More

Bill Moyers and 'Junk' Playwright Ayad Akhtar on How Wall Street Won

In his new play, Pulitzer-prize winning Pakistani-American playwright Ayad Akhtar recalls the greed of the '80s and how we became a republic of consumers. → Read More

Once Again, the Right Hijacks That Old-Time Religion

The Museum of the Bible in Washington reminds us that the Good Book is subject to interpretation — and abuse. → Read More

The Trump-Russia Story Is Coming Together. Here's How to Make Sense of It –

Editor’s Note: The news is coming so fast and furious, from so many sources and in so many fragments, that it takes more than a scorecard to keep up with the Trump-Russia connection. It takes a timeline — a “map,” … Continue reading → Read More

Moyers and McKibben: Time Is Running Out for the Planet

Bill Moyers talks with Bill McKibben about his new novel "Radio Free Vermont" and the nonfiction ways to fight the system. → Read More

A Feral Trump Leads the Feral Right. And Vice Versa.

Bill Moyers talks to historian Rick Perlstein about Trump’s conquest of the GOP. → Read More

Academic Freedom in the Age of Trump

Bill Moyers and Professor Joan Wallach Scott talk about the chilling atmosphere on campuses for both students and faculty. → Read More

The United States and the Making of Nazi Race Law’

Bill Moyers in conversation with James Whitman about his new book that uncovers how the Nazis used Jim Crow laws as the model for their own race laws. → Read More

Rev. Dr. Susan K. Smith On Scraping the Whitewash From Our Myths

The Bible is still being pimped by politicians to keep the myth in place and power in the hands of the few. → Read More

Vulture Capitalists Circle Above Puerto Rico Prey

Puerto Rico is devastated. Two hurricanes plunged the island into darkness and despair. Crops perish in the fields. The landscape of ruined buildings and towns resemble Hiroshima after the atomic bomb was dropped on it. Over three million people are desperate for food, water, electricity and shelter. → Read More

Vulture Capitalists Circle Above Puerto Rico Prey –

Puerto Ricans have been kicked by Irma, then kicked by Maria, and now kicked by Trump. We’re really suffering. In the middle of our humanitarian crisis, he tells us, “It’s a shame but you have to pay back that debt.” And so it’s clear that was a message to Wall Street not to worry, they’ll get paid back. Puerto Ricans need to worry, however. Continue reading → Read More

Can a War of Words Become a World of War?

Andrew Bacevich tells Bill Moyers that the media obsession with Trump gets in the way of sober reporting about issues like the North Korea crisis. → Read More

The Climate Swerve: Reflections on Mind, Hope and Survival with Robert Jay Lifton and Bill Moyers –

Resistance to climate truths is giving way to an embrace of them. Our mindset has been changing from rejection to confronting climate danger. I take that to be a profound change and a somewhat hopeful one because at the global climate conference in Paris in 2015, virtually every nation in the world joined in the recognition that we’re part of a single species in deep trouble. Continue reading → Read More