Stories by Michael Winship

Michael Winship is the president of the Writers Guild of America, East and senior writer of Follow him on Twitter [email protected] subscribe to Michael Winship's feed

Posted on: Feb 15, 2017, Source:

This is the worst scandal involving the White House and a foreign power since Iran-Contra. Demand the facts.

Posted on: Feb 1, 2017, Source:

In just a few days the new president has upended the rules of democracy with a clumsy heavy-handedness worse than we imagined.

Posted on: Jan 19, 2017, Source:

For the sake of our democracy, we must independently investigate possible Russian influence.

Posted on: Jan 6, 2017, Source:

An active and engaged citizenry may be our democracy's only chance of surviving the next four years.

Posted on: Dec 16, 2016, Source:

The U.S. finds itself at a crossroads unseen since the Civil War, and we have a ruthless autocrat to thank.

Posted on: Dec 6, 2016, Source:

America needs a watchdog, and Hillary needs to make the sales pitch.

Posted on: Nov 18, 2016, Source:

Hate crimes after Donald Trump's election and his appointment of Steve Bannon to the White House aren't the way to bring America back together.

Posted on: Sep 6, 2016, Source:

This new price gouge is the latest example of a corrupt system that hurts regular Americans—but we will hold accountable those who are responsible.

Posted on: Jul 27, 2016, Source:

The first night in Philadelphia was a celebration of progressive values, but Big Money still has a grip on the party.

Posted on: Jul 7, 2016, Source: Moyers and Company

As party members meet to approve a new platform, they pay little attention to the industry that's destroying government and politics.

Posted on: Jun 23, 2016, Source:

A sit-in by the civil-rights icon on the floor of the House of Representatives is a powerful statement against gun violence.

Posted on: May 13, 2016, Source: Moyers and Company

A slender, long-forgotten work of fiction foresees the rage and frustration of Donald Trump's America.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2016, Source: Bill Moyers

The gutter-level of this year's campaign rhetoric is dragging all of us down—and that includes America's children.

Posted on: Apr 1, 2016, Source: Moyers and Company

Superdelegates symbolize something that has to go: the entrenched, inside-the-Beltway embrace of power and influence by the Democratic illuminati that does little for the poor and middle class.

Posted on: Mar 19, 2016, Source:

Corporations have a stranglehold on both parties. Here's how it happened—and how we take our government back.

Posted on: Feb 19, 2016, Source:

Back in 1962, the fossil fuel giant was bragging about its ability to heat up the Arctic.

Posted on: Feb 11, 2016, Source: Moyers and Company

One side fights against collectivism. The other, against inequality. For the latter to win, the government must protect and provide for all.

Posted on: Dec 19, 2015, Source: Bill Moyers

It's not good enough to say the money comes from the XYZ Fund for Swell Americans; we need to know who the wealthy individuals and corporate interests are secretly pulling the levers.

Posted on: Dec 3, 2015, Source:

Turn on your TV or computer, pick up a paper or magazine and you can see and hear them baying at the moon.

Posted on: Dec 24, 2014, Source:

There was concern about the Hollywood portrayal of bankers as villains.