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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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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Monday, October 27, 2014 - 11:45am
Don’t Let Them Silence You: Vote, Dammit.
Our country’s oldest and longest struggle has been to enlarge democracy by making it possible for more and more people to be treated equally at the polls. The right to participate in choosing our representatives – to vote — is the very right that inflamed the American colonies and marched us toward...
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 8:30am
Chevron Greases Local Election With Gusher of Cash
When the Citizens United decision came down in 2010, many feared the Supreme Court had unleashed vast and unfettered campaign contributions from corporations bent on tightening their hammerlock on government and politics. That hasn’t happened as much as anticipated – yet. Individual billionaires...
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Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 12:00pm
Warsaw Has Lots of Apples – and Candles
WARSAW — People in Poland are eating apples these days. Lots of apples. Here in Warsaw, they’re pressed into your hands at a street festival, or baked into piles of pies and cakes. You see them everywhere. It’s an act of defiance. Moscow has banned the importing of fruits and vegetables to Russia,...
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Friday, September 19, 2014 - 11:45am
Climate Change You Can Believe In
Just as Sunday’s big People’s Climate March and next week’s UN global summit on climate converge here in New York City, the nation and world are experiencing weather of an intensity that should rattle the stubborn false convictions of even the most fervent climate change denier. The pain is only...
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Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 12:15pm
Politicians Show Their Gratitude Where It Count$
There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart, a poet wrote, and as this year’s summer winds toward its end and elections approach, gratitude is indeed what our politicians have flowing from that space where their hearts should be. As the world burns, our political class whoops it up with the...
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Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 1:00pm
Ferguson’s About Net Neutrality, Too
At the end of the classic Mr. Smith Goes to Washington , Jimmy Stewart, as Senator Jefferson Smith, is in the midst of his filibuster against the corruption of the political machine that sent him to Capitol Hill as their lackey. Now he knows the truth and he’s taken over the floor of the Senate to...
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