Bill Moyers returns! “Buying the War” on Bill Moyers Journal

How did the mainstream press get it so wrong? How did the evidence disputing the existence of weapons of mass destruction and the link between Saddam Hussein to 9-11 continue to go largely unreported? “What the conservative media did was easy to fathom; they had been cheerleaders for the White House from the beginning and …

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Bill Moyers: For America’s Sake

Here is the real political story, the one most politicians won’t even acknowledge: the reality of the anonymous, disquieting daily struggle of ordinary people, including the most marginalized and vulnerable Americans but also young workers and elders and parents, families and communities, searching for dignity and fairness against long odds in a cruel market world. …

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Lincoln Weeps

If democracy can be said to have temples, the Lincoln Memorial is our most sacred. You stand there silently contemplating the words that gave voice to Lincoln’s fierce determination to save the union—his resolve that “government of, by, and for the people shall not perish from the earth.” On this latest visit, I was overcome …

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Religious scholar Karen Armstrong talks about today’s religious conflicts and how the past can help

Of course, compassion is not always a popular virtue. Religious people often prefer to be right rather than compassionate. Often, they don’t want to give up their egotism. They want their religion to endorse their ego, their identity. And that becomes dangerous. Then you get a clash of warring egos. and … I think we’ve …

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Recommended reading! Pass the Bread ~ by Bill Moyers

These are just a few quotes from Pass the Bread ~ Bill Moyers powerful, May 20, 2006 Baccalaureate Address at Hamilton College, Clinton, NY (posted on CommonDreams.org) Thank you for inviting Judith and me to share this occasion with you. Fifty years ago both of us turned the same corner you are turning today and …

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