Our country is more politically polarized than ever. Is it possible to agree to disagree and still move on to solve our massive problems? Moyers and moral psychologist Jonathan Haidt talk about the psychological underpinnings of our contentious culture.
American history is rich with stories of social change inspired by the actions of motivated individuals and organized groups. Today's activists are no different -- facing long odds against powerful and systemic special interests.
You'd think after such a calamitous economic fall, there'd be a consensus on reinforcing the protections that keep us safe. But the opposite is happening. Business and political forces, including mercenary lobbyists, are trying to destroy these safeguards.
Angela Blackwell advocates practical ways to achieve "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" for all. Now, with our middle class struggling, poverty rising, and inequality growing, the CEO of PolicyLink finds reasons for hope in these hard realities
Two movements once at the vital center of our society, liberal politics and American Christianity have gone astray, says Eric Alterman (left-wing) and Ross Douthat (right-wing). Each discusses the implications of this wayward course on U.S. Democracy.
Moyers talks with Marty Kaplan, director of USC's Norman Lear Center, about how taking news out of the journalism box and placing it in the entertainment box hurts democracy and allows special interest groups to manipulate the system.
Bill and media decoder Kathleen Hall Jamieson take a closer look at the role media misinformation will play in the Obama vs. Romney TV ad slugfest. Bill also talks to RoseAnn DeMoro about the Robin Hood Tax.
Tom Morello is the Harvard-educated guitarist who played for Rage Against the Machine, and then for Audioslave. Rolling Stone chose his album "World Wide Rebel Songs" as one of the best of 2011, and named him one of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time
America has been at war for over a decade now, with millions of soldiers having seen death and dying up close in Afghanistan and Iraq. But most Americans, watching comfortably on their TVs and computers, witness mostly to statistics, stump speeches, and "expert" rhetoric, don't get what's really going on there.