Stories by Michael Winship

Michael Winship is senior writing fellow at Demos and a senior writer of the new series, Moyers & Company, airing on public television. subscribe to Michael Winship's feed

Posted on: Apr 22, 2014, Source: Moyers & Company

At state and local levels, while the poorest fifth of Americans pay an average tax rate of over 11 percent, the richest 1% pay half that rate.

Posted on: Feb 22, 2014, Source: BillMoyers.com

Media reform advocates are concerned that FCC proposed reforms don't go far enough.

Posted on: Nov 12, 2013, Source: BillMoyers.com

Fast-food submarine sandwiches are being used to market a motion picture about people who will do anything to survive a dystopian society in which there’s nothing to eat? Yikes.

Posted on: Oct 25, 2013, Source: Moyers & Company

Ideology and self-interest trump the facts or even caring about the facts, whether it’s banking, Obamacare or global warming.

Posted on: Oct 18, 2013, Source: BillMoyers.com

Money distorts democracy. Exhibit A: Virginia.

Posted on: Jun 25, 2013, Source: Bill Moyers

Nevada’s just one of the states where the heavy hand of the gun lobby slaps down the majority.

Posted on: May 20, 2013, Source: BillMoyers.com

As long as there are insufficient checks and balances on big business and its powerful lobbies, we are at their mercy.

Posted on: May 10, 2013, Source: BillMoyers.com

Drop your weapons and celebrate that we live in a country where peaceful change is still possible.

Posted on: Apr 26, 2013, Source: BillMoyers.com

Failed gun control legislation and a fertilizer plant explosion reveal how poisoned by big money our government is.

Posted on: Apr 11, 2013, Source: BillMoyers.com

The Reverend dreamed of economic equality and happiness for ALL.

Posted on: Mar 30, 2013, Source: BillMoyers.com

Many believe it will take another scandal the size of Watergate, or worse, to get us back on track.

Posted on: Mar 8, 2013, Source: BillMoyers.com

Lew is,like so many of our recent treasury secretaries, deeply immersed in the old boy nexus of Wall Street and government.

Posted on: Feb 26, 2013, Source: Moyers & Company

It’s a wonder all of Washington doesn’t lie prostrate in the streets, overcome by vertigo from all the spinning back and forth.

Posted on: Feb 13, 2013, Source: BillMoyers.com

Each innocent killed by drone attacks is a victim of hubris.

Posted on: Feb 2, 2013, Source: BillMoyers.com

As Zero Dark Thirty has triggered a debate over torture, hopefully John Brennan's confirmation hearings raise drone critics.

Posted on: Jan 25, 2013, Source: BillMoyers.com

An eleventh-hour loophole in the "fiscal cliff" deal confirms our worst suspicions about how Congress operates.

Posted on: Jan 20, 2013, Source: Moyers and Company

AT&T and ExxonMobil are in good company.

Posted on: Jan 12, 2013, Source: BillMoyers.com

They’re privately protecting their interests as they publicly urge austerity on everyone else.

Posted on: Jan 4, 2013, Source: BillMoyers.com

Even life and death are measured by profit margins, so the organization's cure for gun violence shouldn't surprise.

Posted on: Jan 2, 2013, Source: Moyers & Company

The hubbub at FreedomWorks, an instrumental force within the Tea Party, shows just how bankrupt conservative ideology really is.

Posted on: Dec 14, 2012, Source: BillMoyers.com

The revolving door can be deadly.

Posted on: Dec 5, 2012, Source: BillMoyers.com

An outrageous media consolidation scandal is in the works.

Posted on: Oct 15, 2012, Source: BillMoyers.com

There’s a movement afoot to punish judges for decisions that offend political partisans.

Posted on: Oct 10, 2012, Source: BillMoyers.com

There are two more presidential debates. They will be yet another hoax unless someone asks “Why are we killing the kids that don’t need to die?”

Posted on: Oct 2, 2012, Source: AlterNet

That ringing in your ears isn’t church bells or a touch of tinnitus. It’s the sound of campaign cash registers all over the country.

Posted on: Sep 23, 2012, Source: Moyers & Company

Mitt's clandestine video grabbed all the attention this week, but money -- much of it dark -- rules both campaigns.

Posted on: Aug 31, 2012, Source: BillMoyers.com

Reviving Reed's sordid role in defending sweatshops that exploited women in the Mariana Islands.

Posted on: Aug 24, 2012, Source: BillMoyers.com

Why don't we hear Obama speak about poor people?

Posted on: Jul 20, 2012, Source: BillMoyers.com

There are some 300 million guns in the United States, one in four adult Americans owns at least one and most of them are men.

Posted on: Jul 14, 2012, Source: BillMoyers.com

Three things don’t go together: Money. Secrecy. Democracy. That’s the nub of the matter.

Posted on: Jun 15, 2012, Source: BillMoyers.com

A handful of very rich people plan to buy our elections. What happened to our democracy?

Posted on: Jun 3, 2012, Source: BillMoyers.com

Since 1979, 377 members of the Forbes 400 list of richest Americans have given almost half a billion dollars to candidates of both parties, most of it in the last decade.

Posted on: May 25, 2012, Source: BillMoyers.com

If we really want to honor the Americans who gave their lives fighting for their country, we must redouble our efforts to make sure we’re worthy of their sacrifice.

Posted on: Apr 26, 2012, Source: BillMoyers.com

Tea Party favorite Allen West was asked at a local gathering how many of his fellow members of Congress are “card-carrying Marxists or International Socialists.”

Posted on: Apr 18, 2012, Source: BillMoyers.com

The new rule would require the ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox affiliates in the top 50 markets to make their files on political advertising available on line immediately.

Posted on: Apr 12, 2012, Source: BillMoyers.com

Former allies are turning on the president now that he wants to close gaping tax loopholes for the 1 percent.

Posted on: Apr 6, 2012, Source: BillMoyers.com

Special interests spread money like manure on the campaign trails of key members of Congress.

Posted on: Mar 30, 2012, Source: BillMoyers.com

It's a business that values the almighty dollar over public service. Let's change that.

Posted on: Mar 23, 2012, Source: BillMoyers.com

The creativity and unique visions of life captured by independent producers, journalists and filmmakers deserve the best possible platform on public television.

Posted on: Mar 6, 2012, Source: BillMoyers.com

There is resistance from banks and certain members of Congress to releasing information that could keep us from the edge of yet another economic meltdown.

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