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Making sense of what matters. Tweets from the producers & occasionally Bill Moyers (/BM). http://billmoyers.comSource
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The Time of Suffering – BillMoyers.com

The Time of Suffering – BillMoyers.com

The Time of Suffering(Credit: iStock)Republican legislators in Mississippi are clamoring to add the to their tool kit for killing prisoners on Death Row.Disposing of inmates by lethal injection hasn’t been used in the state since 2012 because of lawsuits claiming it violates constitutional prohibitions against cruel and inhumane punishment, and because pharmaceutical companies have been curtailing the sale of the drugs needed to induce death. Now, with 47 people on Mississippi’s Death Row, some for decades, officials have itchy trigger fingers from waiting so long. Hence, the demand for an...

February 15, 2017
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'Friday Night Massacre' at US Postal Service as Postmaster General — a Major Trump Donor — Ousts Top Officials

'Friday Night Massacre' at US Postal Service as Postmaster General — a Major Trump Donor — Ousts Top Officials

'Friday Night Massacre' at US Postal Service as Postmaster General — a Major Trump Donor — Ousts Top OfficialsGovernment watchdogs, Democratic lawmakers, and pro-democracy advocates declared it a “ for the US Postal Service after news broke in a classic end-of-the-week dump that Louis DeJoy — a major GOP donor to President Donald Trump and the recently appointed Postmaster General — had issued a sweeping overhaul of the agency, including the ouster of top executives from key posts and the reshuffling of more than two dozen other officials and operational managers.“Trump is actively...

August 8, 2020
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The Failed Promise of "Objective" Political Reporting – BillMoyers.com

The Failed Promise of "Objective" Political Reporting – BillMoyers.com

The Failed Promise of “Objective” Political ReportingThis post originally appeared on .There are two main reasons why the leaders of America’s elite newsrooms are so devoted to the journalistic practice commonly referred to as “,” which precludes reporters from “taking sides” in their political coverage —  even when one side is an obvious lie, or an affront  to core journalistic values like pluralism and democracy.The official reason is that they sincerely believe that press neutrality leads to a more informed electorate. They argue that voters will trust their news sources more...

August 3, 2020
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