Michael Winship

Michael Winship, senior writing fellow at Demos and president of the Writers Guild of America-East, was senior writer for Moyers & Company and Bill Moyers’ Journal and is senior writer of BillMoyers.com.

 

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Friday, June 19, 2015 - 1:15pm
Hillary Clinton’s Wall Street Address
“Perfect! Perfect!” exclaimed a woman looking around at the Four Freedoms Park on New York City’s Roosevelt Island as a large crowd waited for Hillary Clinton to announce her presidential candidacy last weekend. And so it was. Secretary Clinton had chosen an ideal setting to link her destiny to the...
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Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 3:45pm
Slam the Door on Fast-Track!
Finally! At last! Bipartisan collaboration in Washington – and what a beaut! President Obama, the Republican Party, the US Chamber of Commerce, the Business Roundtable, K Street lobbyists and giant multinational companies are all singing “Kumbaya” and working together to shove through Congress the...
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Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 3:30pm
Turn Left on Main Street
Congressman John K. Delaney, what the hell are you talking about? In a recent Washington Post op-ed piece, headlined, “The last thing America needs? A left-wing version of the Tea Party,” the Democratic congressman from Maryland scolds progressives and expresses his worry “about where some of the...
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Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 10:15am
Kent State and the Frisbee Revolution
Thinking I’d write a piece on the 45th anniversary of the deaths at Kent State, I realized I’d already written it – five years ago. There’s not a lot I’d change in this, although there’s some comfort in the knowledge that unemployment has dropped from the 9.9 percent of 2010 cited below. In...
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Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 3:15pm
Populism2015: Construction Crew for Democracy
To the blare of sounding brass and booming drums, some 800 activists and community organizers from around the country recently converged on Washington, DC. We are living, breathing proof, they announced, that if we can’t get change from our representatives in the capital, we’ll bring it to them,...
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Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 3:00pm
Living the High Life After Congress
As the latest chapter in the curious saga of Congressman Aaron “Fly Me” Schock recently came to an end, there was an unintentionally, darkly comic moment. It happened just after the Downton Abbey fanboy announced his resignation from the House of Representatives. In an interview, his father, Dr...
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Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 8:15am
Norman Lear: Save Documentaries on PBS!
Legendary television writer and producer Norman Lear, creator of such landmark comedy series as All in the Family, Maude and The Jeffersons, and co-founder of People for the American Way, has spoken out in support of independent documentary filmmakers struggling to protect the broadcast of their...
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 11:00am
Netanyahu’s “Us or Them” Is Nothing But Trouble
For a long time now, American political consultants have benefited from a lucrative sideline, selling their alleged expertise to politicians in Israel. (It was Democratic strategist James Carville who, after working on a campaign for former Prime Minister Ehud Barak, joked that the key to victory...
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 3:00pm
'Downton Abbey' Congressman Aaron Schock Resigns
As they say at Downton Abbey , things seem to keep happening that nobody could imagine just a short time ago. And so it is with today’s announcement of the resignation of Illinois Republican Congressman Aaron Schock. As I recently wrote here at Bill Moyers.com , the career of the up-and-coming,...
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Monday, March 9, 2015 - 1:00pm
Albert Maysles, RIP
A word about documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles, who died last week. He was, as New Yorker film journalist and essayist Richard Brody aptly wrote , “one of the crucial artists of modern documentary filmmaking — or, simply, one of the most important filmmakers of the past half-century.” I didn’t...
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