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Hundreds of pro-choice Texans protested looming anti-abortion bills at the Capitol in Austin on Sunday by holding a "People's Filibuster." Read more...
In a web-extended version of his broadcast essay, Bill Moyers gives examples of how indiscriminate killing by our military forces not only cuts down innocent bystanders, but drives “their enraged families and friends straight into the Read more...
When a political party’s in the majority, it wants to change the filibuster… until it falls from power and winds up the minority. Then it suddenly becomes the filibuster’s biggest supporter. Bill says such hypocrisy “has cost the Congress its standing in public respect and cost our democracy the capacity to address the problems that threaten to overwhelm us.” Read more...
It's staggering to think back on how much gun violence we've seen in 2012. Bill Moyers made this video essay after the Colorado movie theater shootings, and his message bears repeating. In this web-exclusive video essay from July 2012, Read more...
Crooks&Liars was honored this week in the 54th annual Southern California Journalism Awards: Managing Editor Tina Dupuy won first prize for her featured online political commentary, “Confessions of a Child Janitor.” The judges Read more...

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March 28, 1958 - "No Matter Who Is Running The Country".
March 28, 1958. Khruschev shuffles government. House Appropriations votes to give Ike authority to spend 1959 budget in 1958. Walter Reuther testifies before Senate Rackets Committee. Senate appropriates funds for Civil Rights Commission. U.S. Military aid to Yugoslavia ends on this day. VW workers in Germany stage one hour strike over calls to arm German Military with nuclear weapons. Read more...
Newstalgia Reference Room - Walter Cronkite Assesses Carter Foreign Policy - 1979
Newstalgia Reference Room - Walter Cronkite assesses Foreign Policy at the Carter White House in this commentary for CBS Radio on February 20, 1979. Read more...
January 16, 1975 - Same As It Ever Was - Same. As. It. Ever. Was.
January 16, 1975 - this day in history. Recession getting worse. GNP drops 9.1%, worst since 1958. Inflation rose 13%, worst since 1947. Calls for Gas Rationing. Soviet Union says detente not dead, just wounded. CIA Hearings continue. Ford Auto to offer rebates on new cars. Israel/Lebanon border skirmishes. Middle East Peace feelers continue. News Analyst Eric Sevareid on world reaction to Economy. Read more...
New Years Eve - 1955 - Hopeful Pessimism.
News of the day for December 31, 1955, New Years Eve and the events of the day as commented on by Gabriel Heatter and Virgil Pinkely for Mutual Radio. Read more...
Newstalgia Reference Room - Marya Mannes On The State Of Dissent In 1968.
Newstalgia Reference Room featuring a commentary from May, 1968 by writer/commentator Marya Mannes and her assessment of the then-current state of protest in the U.S. Read more...