In its despair and confusion, a large segment of the American populace is prepared to believe anything it's told, in part because we are a country less and less educated in basic essential knowledge about America and the world.
This latest action by Chevron is part of a worldwide, desperate litigation campaign by the oil giant to escape liability for what is thought to be the world's worst oil-related environmental catastrophe.
As I told the FCC on Friday, the discussion about public media's future in the digital age comes at a critical juncture: We have a crisis. We have an historic opportunity. And we shouldn't let either go to waste.
How could an American symbol, more iconic than cowboys and apple pie, more American than even the American Bald Eagle, Mount Rushmore or the Monument, have been abducted by a particular brand of politics?
What went wrong with health care reform? Everything. Almost immediately, this debate was a diversion from the most pressing issue facing Americans -- an anemic economy with unemployment numbers never seen in our lifetime.
Bill Moyers Journal is always illuminating, but tonight's episode, featuring a conversation with Rep. Marcy Kaptur (so amazing in Michael Moore's new film) and economist Simon Johnson is one that no one should miss.
Was the Vietnam War an act of prescience, or simply a prelude to today? You decide. The first 1000 people who respond to this blog will receive a free DVD copy of last Friday's PBS show, Bill Moyers Journal.