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 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.

Posted on: Dec 9, 2014, Source:

NYT exposes how politicians are getting on the gravy train.

Posted on: Nov 4, 2014, Source:

The "investigative comedian" on ALEC, the conservative "bill mill."

Posted on: Sep 9, 2014, Source: Moyers and Company

Imagine what cyberspace would be like if the big ISP companies charge us more for faster service.

Posted on: Jul 29, 2014, Source: Bill Moyers

Corporal punishment? You bet. Guns? Yes, please, more!

Posted on: Jul 1, 2014, Source: Moyers & Company

And how the prospect of an indictment for insider trading may send them running for cover.

Posted on: May 14, 2014, Source:

The fight for net neutrality isn't over.

Posted on: Apr 30, 2014, Source:

Three reports confirm what we’ve suspected about the fast-food industry — while corporations gobble up profits, their workers are forced into public assistance.

Posted on: Apr 22, 2014, Source: Moyers & Company

At state and local levels, while the poorest fifth of Americans pay an average tax rate of over 11 percent, the richest 1% pay half that rate.

Posted on: Feb 22, 2014, Source:

Media reform advocates are concerned that FCC proposed reforms don't go far enough.

Posted on: Nov 12, 2013, Source:

Fast-food submarine sandwiches are being used to market a motion picture about people who will do anything to survive a dystopian society in which there’s nothing to eat? Yikes.

Posted on: Oct 25, 2013, Source: Moyers & Company

Ideology and self-interest trump the facts or even caring about the facts, whether it’s banking, Obamacare or global warming.

Posted on: Oct 18, 2013, Source:

Money distorts democracy. Exhibit A: Virginia.

Posted on: Jun 25, 2013, Source: Bill Moyers

Nevada’s just one of the states where the heavy hand of the gun lobby slaps down the majority.

Posted on: May 20, 2013, Source:

As long as there are insufficient checks and balances on big business and its powerful lobbies, we are at their mercy.

Posted on: May 10, 2013, Source:

Drop your weapons and celebrate that we live in a country where peaceful change is still possible.

Posted on: Apr 26, 2013, Source:

Failed gun control legislation and a fertilizer plant explosion reveal how poisoned by big money our government is.