A guest commentary by Bill Moyers and Michael Winship of PBS’ “Bill Moyers Journal” posted by permission for your reading pleasure:
As 2008 ends and this New Year begins, with all its fledgling promise despite turmoil and crisis, it’s also that time when the media offers its lists of ten best or worst this and that of the previous year, an exercise that simultaneously entertains and infuriates. Continue reading →
Elizabeth Warren, the Harvard law professor who chairs the $700 billion financial bailout program oversight panel, offers a sobering view of the prospects for middle class families as they drown in personal debt from housing, health care and other costs attributed to suburban life.
A former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan asks: Do we have the political will to succeed?
When it takes seven bone-jarring hours to drive just 90 miles over war-scarred dirt roads from Kabul to the troubled Helmand Province in southwest Afghanistan, the complexity of the intertwined U.S. diplomatic and military missions becomes clear pretty fast.
The big question beyond what the hell was Blagojevich thinking: who was “Candidate 5″ referred to in the indictment that was being considered a leading contender to assume the remainder of Pres.-elect Barack Obama senate seat and who appears to be a willing participant in Blagojevich’s pay-for-play scheme.
The acrimony on the presidential campaign trail has reached new lows in distortions, misinformation and irresponsible racially and religiously coded attacks by pundits, campaign staffers, surrogates and the candidates themselves. Continue reading →
I need to ask you to support an urgent secret business relationship with a transfer of funds of great magnitude.
I am Ministry of the Treasury of the Republic of America. My country has had crisis that has caused the need for large transfer of funds of 800 billion dollars US. If you would assist me in this transfer, it would be most profitable to you.