"Society, a democracy, can die of too many lies — and we’re getting close to that terminal moment," he warns.
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President Trump's choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency might put it on the endangered species list.
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What if "endorsement" is a political red herring? "Endorsing" suggests approval, but for a lot of us that option is closed. But, hey, we still have to choose--we must choose because democracy itself is at stake today.
Mississippi's current political leaders travel to the beat of a different dumber. Whenever another state does something particularly outrageous that threatens to lead it to claiming the title of worst, Mississippi can be counted on to save it by doing something worse.
This week, I sat down with Rick Shenkman to talk about the brain of the American voter, and what is firing its synapses during this extraordinary primary season.
The Republican presidential nomination race has previously devolved to the level of an elementary school playground (penis-measuring in a national debate), and has now risen to at least high school (if not a college frat house) with the vicious battle going on between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz over who can insult each other's wives the most.
I've been reading Jim's poems, and listening to him read them aloud, for 30 years now. They still snatch my breath with revelations of the man's great heart, his keen eye, his feeling for the experience of others.
This year marks the five-year anniversary of Public Voice Salon, a TV show I co-created with my wife that seeks to revive the lost art of human conversation.
[Banks] want to be able to do things their way, and that's very dangerous," MIT economist Simon Johnson tells me. "'Here we go again' -- I think that's the motto for this Congress."
Not content just to diagnose and document corporate and political malpractice, Moyers has regularly taken his cameras and microphones to cities and towns where unions, community organizations, environmental groups, tenants rights activists, and others were waging grassroots campaigns for change.