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Moyers guest on drone strikes: ‘Government’s interpretation of the law’ is ‘akin to a state secret’

On his Friday show, Bill Moyers had Vincent Warren, the executive director for the Center for Constitutional Rights, and Vicki Divoll, who used to serve as a legal advisor to the CIA’s Counterterrorist Center, to discuss torture, drone strikes, and President Obama. Divoll also authored an op-ed for the New…

Bill Moyers and Angela Glover Blackwell discuss ‘Occupy,’ race and the American Dream

The latest episode of Moyers & Company featured an interesting discussion between Moyers and activist Angela Glover Blackwell. Blackwell is a “national leader for social justice and equity” and is the author of Uncommon Common Ground: Race and America’s Future. During the exchange, the two discussed the “Occupy” movement, social…

Moyers guest: Ordinary people are the world’s only hope

Former diplomat Carne Ross believes that the Occupy movement and the power of ordinary people taking action can change the course of history and break the grip in which the wealthiest and most powerful 1 percent hold major world governments. On this week’s “Moyers and Company” with Bill Moyers, Ross…

Moyers guest: Obama needs to back up populist rhetoric

Community organizer George Goehl would be glad if there was a national leader who could pressure the big banks to pay their fair share of taxes and deal honestly with the mortgage crisis by writing down the principle for underwater homeowners. He wishes President Obama could be such a leader,…

Bill Moyers and Andrew Bacevich discuss ‘neo-con armchair warriors’ and the futility of ‘endless’ war

To mark the nine-year anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, this week’s episode of Moyers & Company featured a fascinating discussion with West Point graduate, Vietnam vet and scholar Andrew Bacevich. Bacevich is the noted author of the best-seller The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism. Host…

Reagan budget director discusses ‘crony capitalism’ with Bill Moyers

Former Reagan budget director David Stockman joined Bill Moyers Friday evening for a lengthy and candid discussion on the symbiotic relationship between Wall Street and the White House: Now a businessman who says he was “taken to the woodshed” for telling the truth about the administration’s tax policies, Stockman speaks…

Moyers: ‘We can’t count on divine intervention’

In his latest essay Friday evening, PBS host Bill Moyers expressed concern over the growing rate of children not being vaccinating due to their parents receiving exemptions from states for religious purposes. Inspired by what he witnessed in the movie Contagion, Moyers mentioned a variety of statistics to his audience…

Cultural historian: ‘Politics is a movie’ and that’s a problem

Cultural historian Neal Gabler believes that Hollywood movies have shaped our perceptions of political campaigns for the worse. “Life itself has become an entertainment medium,” Gabler told Bill Moyers during a PBS interview on Friday. “We are all actors in and audience for an ongoing show. We are so steeped…

Bill Moyers on contraception debate: religious freedom includes freedom from it

In a video essay, Bill Moyers explains how the debate over contraception coverage under the new health care legislation highlights a religious debate that is one of the oldest in America. It’s one our forefathers struggled with, and one we continue to struggle with today. “If an individual Catholic worker…

Moyers: Saul Alinsky ‘was a good American’

Bill Moyers decided Friday evening to defend community activist figure Saul Alinsky from Newt Gingrich’s constant attacks on him on the campaign trail. Going a little more in depth than Bill Maher’s colorful portrayal last weekend, Moyers expressed how Republicans such as former House Majority Leader Dick Armey and even…

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