The dispossession of Native Americans

Bill Moyers has retired and ended his run on PBS last week with a discussion on the plight of Native Americans.

I never realized that the Declaration of Independence made a blatantly racist reference to “merciless Indian savages.” When the document that launches a country includes that language, nothing but horror will follow.

Go to the top floor of the Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. and take a look at the exhibit on treaties. It details the holocaust that took place on this continent.

A bank settlement that doesn’t settle much

JPMorgan had a significant role in the major financial meltdown that resulted from its shady dealings in mortgage securities. It reached a $13 billion settlement with the U.S.

But is it a fair settlement? An explanation of the JPMorgan settlement, from Bill Moyers:

 

Stephen Colbert joins the campaign

Stephen Colbert is probably doing more to explain the presidential campaign process, and the evils of super PACs than anyone in the media today.

Mitt Romney is a serial killer? What a great ad.

But as Bill Moyers says: I’ll believe corporations are people when Texas executes one.