It was a strange July morning in Lower Manhattan, and getting stranger by the minute. On the Brooklyn Bridge, sometime during the night, someone had swapped all the American flags for bleached white ones. As police and reporters swarmed the bridge, less than a mile away, in front of the 150-year-old ... More >>
NBC recently brought to light the Obama Administration's policy of conducting drone attacks on civilians "even if there is no intelligence indicating they are engaged in an active plot to attack the U.S." so long as "an informed, high-level" official thinks they're warranted. This is apparently ap ... More >>
Dylan, Donovan, Travers--all you need to know, really.Mary Travers, the lovely (a face and figure every bit as adorable as Tuesday Weld, said one of our more august colleagues) and committed Peter, Paul and Mary linchpin who died in September--from complications related to leukemia--will be r ... More >>
Lost in the babble about the Wall Street rubble was last week's provocative piece on Bill Moyers Journal. Beyond its hackneyed title, "Following the Money," it gets to the heart of the global financial meltdown (video, transcript). Last night's Frontline episode, "Inside the Meltdown," was an int ... More >>
You don't expect President Barack Obama to reveal the sharp split inside the White House between those who want to rescue Wall Street's bankers and those who want to smack 'em upside the head. Americans just want a rescue from the onrushing Great Depression II, so the public's not clamoring in an ... More >>
Bill Moyers talks with two Times reporters last September about Wall Street's meltdown. Almost lost amid the usual knee-jerk preaching to the choir that is the 21st century Nation are a couple of excellent stories — one of them scolds Barack Obama for relying on such dubious characters as e ... More >>
First Obama got John Podesta for the transition team and Rahm Emanuel for Chief of Staff. Then rumors surfaced that Jamie Gorelick is being considered for Attorney General. Now we hear that Patti Solis Doyle, who did such a great job on Hillary Clinton's Presidential campaign that she was encouraged ... More >>
Bill Moyers hosts an evening of "tough talk on impeachment" with constitutional scholar Bruce Fein, who wrote the first article of impeachment against President Bill Clinton, and The Nation's John Nichols, author of "The Genius of Impeachment" on Bill Moyers Journal tonight on PBS at 9 p.m. Nichol ... More >>
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