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: Dec 24, 2014, Source:

There was concern about the Hollywood portrayal of bankers as villains.

Posted on: Dec 9, 2014, Source:

NYT exposes how politicians are getting on the gravy train.

Posted on: Nov 4, 2014, Source:

The "investigative comedian" on ALEC, the conservative "bill mill."

Posted on: Sep 9, 2014, Source: Moyers and Company

Imagine what cyberspace would be like if the big ISP companies charge us more for faster service.

Posted on: Jul 29, 2014, Source: Bill Moyers

Corporal punishment? You bet. Guns? Yes, please, more!

Posted on: Jul 1, 2014, Source: Moyers & Company

And how the prospect of an indictment for insider trading may send them running for cover.

Posted on: May 14, 2014, Source:

The fight for net neutrality isn't over.

Posted on: Apr 30, 2014, Source:

Three reports confirm what we’ve suspected about the fast-food industry — while corporations gobble up profits, their workers are forced into public assistance.

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:

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

Posted on: Nov 12, 2013, Source:

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:

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:

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:

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

Posted on: Apr 26, 2013, Source:

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

Posted on: Apr 11, 2013, Source:

The Reverend dreamed of economic equality and happiness for ALL.

Posted on: Mar 30, 2013, Source:

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:

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:

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

Posted on: Feb 2, 2013, Source:

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:

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:

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

Posted on: Jan 4, 2013, Source:

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:

The revolving door can be deadly.

Posted on: Dec 5, 2012, Source:

An outrageous media consolidation scandal is in the works.

Posted on: Oct 15, 2012, Source:

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

Posted on: Oct 10, 2012, Source:

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:

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

Posted on: Aug 24, 2012, Source:

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

Posted on: Jul 20, 2012, Source:

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:

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

Posted on: Jun 15, 2012, Source:

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

Posted on: Jun 3, 2012, Source:

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.