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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Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 4:30pm
All the Presumptive Nominee’s Men
Right after Barack Obama’s election in 2008, I flew off to Australia and New Zealand to attend a conference and take some vacation time. At the end of the long flight, when I got to Sydney, I picked up one of the local newspapers and read that the president-elect had chosen Rahm Emanuel, poster boy...
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Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 8:30am
Democrats Can’t Unite Unless Wasserman Schultz Goes!
To paraphrase the words of that Scottish master Robert Burns, the best laid plans of mice, men — and women — go often astray, or “gang aft agley,” as they say in the Highlands. No one knows this better than Hillary Rodham Clinton. Twice now, the flight of her presidential aspirations has been...
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Friday, May 13, 2016 - 8:45am
The Ghosts of ’68 Haunt the Election of 2016
Watching the mad, mad, mad, mad world that is the 2016 presidential campaign, I was trying to remember a presidential campaign that was as jaw-dropping, at least in my lifetime, and easily settled on 1968. For those too young to remember, imagine: As fighting in Vietnam rages on and the Tet...
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Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 8:15am
May’s the Month for Protest. Daniel Berrigan Would Agree.
May is historically a month for protests, and first, I’d like to protest the fact that Rev. Daniel Berrigan died last weekend, just a few days shy of what would have been his 95th birthday on May 9. Our apologies, good friends, for the fracture of good order, the burning of paper instead of...
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Saturday, April 23, 2016 - 2:45pm
Drone Warfare and the Kill Chain
When Donald Rumsfeld became George W. Bush’s Secretary of Defense, a few months before 9/11, his intent was to institute a new doctrine of warfare known as “transformation.” He planned to change the military into a high-tech force that he believed would be smaller, faster, less expensive and more...
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Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 10:15am
This Election’s Teaching Our Kids Bad Habits
On the day before Easter, PEZ Candy USA had to cancel its annual egg hunt in Orange, Connecticut. Adults rushed the fields where the eggs and candy had been put out, pushing aside and trampling the little ones in a mad scramble to grab the goodies for their own children. Noses bled, tears were shed...
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Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 1:30pm
Panama Papers Offer More Evidence That Free Trade Isn’t Really Free
You might wonder what the connection is between a friendly game of golf last summer in Martha’s Vineyard and the Panama Papers. Read on. As anyone who hasn’t been in a cave – or otherwise away from the Internet — knows, last week the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung and the International...
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Friday, April 1, 2016 - 1:00pm
A Bird, A Plane? No, It’s Superdelegates!
Last week, our suggestion that Hillary Clinton call for the resignations of her pals Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz got a big response. But a few people misunderstood what we were saying. Some thought Bill Moyers and I were calling for...
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Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 5:30pm
Time for These Two Democrats to Go
There are two Democrats whose resignation from office right now would do their party and country a service. Their disappearance might also help Hillary Clinton convince skeptical Democrats that her nomination, if it happens, is about the future, and not about resurrecting and ratifying the worst...
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Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 8:15am
The GOP Elites Have Themselves to Blame
From their “Dark Money” bagman Karl Rove to their philosophical guru David Brooks , the GOP elites are in a tizzy over saving the Republican Party from Donald Trump and the other intruders, extremists and crackpots who have fallen in behind Trump as if he were the Pied Piper of Hamelin. But who...
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