Commentary

Bill Moyers: 'When We Kill Without Caring'

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

Bill Moyers Essay: Take Action On Filibuster Reform

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.”

Bill Moyers: Toys Better Regulated Than Guns

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,

Crooks & Liars Honored At Annual LA Press Club Awards

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

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.

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.