Michael Winship

Michael Winship, senior writing fellow at Demos and president of the Writers Guild of America-East, is senior writer for Bill Moyers' new weekend show Moyers & Company.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 9:30am
Not So Fast, Net Neutrality…
Over the last few months, things have been looking good for keeping the Internet open to everyone. A little too good, as far as Congress is concerned, which is why members and the corporate lobbyists who write them hefty checks have launched a last-ditch legislative effort to scuttle Net neutrality...
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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 4:30pm
In SOTU, President Punts on Income Inequality
Much of the buildup to President Obama’s State of the Union address made it sound as if he was going to read chapter and verse from French economist Thomas Piketty’s book, Capital in the 21st Century – you know, last year’s 700-plus page best seller, the one that was unexpectedly all the rage as it...
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Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 2:15pm
You Have the Right to Remain Obnoxious
Here in New York City, the past few weeks have been fraught. First, in early December, protesters took to the streets to protest a Staten Island grand jury’s decision not to indict a policeman involved in the choking death of African-American Eric Garner. The police were attempting to place Garner...
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Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - 3:15pm
Surprise! Big Campaign Gifts Have Strings Attached
Today, January 6, is the opening day of the new, 114th US Congress. Coincidentally, on the western Christian calendar, January 6 is Twelfth Night, aka the Twelfth Day of Christmas, or the Epiphany, or Kings Day – commemorating when the three kings – the wise men – arrived at the manger in Bethlehem...
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Monday, January 5, 2015 - 12:00pm
FCC Schedules Net Neutrality Vote for February 26
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote on a new and updated version of Net neutrality rules at its February monthly meeting, currently scheduled for February 26. In Friday’s Washington Post , Brian Fung reported: “President Obama's top telecom regulator, Tom Wheeler, told fellow FCC...
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Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 8:00am
It’s a Wonderful Life, Comrade
A number of years ago, I was telling a longtime city dweller friend of mine yet another story about the small, upstate New York town in which I grew up. Simultaneously baffled and captivated, he said, “I think you were born and raised in Bedford Falls,” the fictional burg at the center of Frank...
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Friday, December 12, 2014 - 1:30pm
At The New Republic, “Black Lives Don’t Matter Much at All”
Over the last week and a half or so, in Washington especially but here in New York City, too, much has been written about the turmoil at The New Republic magazine after the resignation of editor Franklin Foer was followed by the public hari-kari of several other editors and writers. They left in...
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 7:00am
'Dude Needs a Vacation': FCC Chairman Flails on Net Neutrality
A week has passed since President Obama surprised everyone with a strong statement in support of Net neutrality, declaring that the Internet should be available to everyone — reclassified under Title II of the Telecommunications Act as a common carrier – a public utility like telephone service or...
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Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 8:45am
President Obama Tells FCC: Reclassifying the Internet Is “Essential”
On Monday, the White House released a statement from President Obama in support of Net neutrality, his strongest and most direct since the 2008 election campaign. “An open Internet is essential to the American economy, and increasingly to our very way of life,” he began. “By lowering the cost of...
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Friday, October 31, 2014 - 9:00am
Chevron’s “Company Town” Fights Back: An Interview with Gayle McLaughlin
Amidst all the noise of this year’s midterms, in the middle of all the charges and countercharges, attack ads and spin control, barnstorming and whistlestopping, one of the most interesting and significant elections in the country is happening not at the state or federal level but in the small city...
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