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Web Exclusive: Glenn Greenwald
October 30, 2009

Bill Moyers conducts a Web exclusive interview with Glenn Greenwald, about Afghanistan, government secrecy, the economy and his challenge to the editorial staff of THE WASHINGTON POST to justify their argument that the U.S. should borrow money for war but not for health care.

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Glenn Greenwald

Glenn Greenwald is a former constitutional lawyer and currently a contributing writer at, where he maintains the highly popular political and legal blog Unclaimed Territory. He is also the author of three books: the NEW YORK TIMES-bestsellers HOW WOULD A PATRIOT ACT? (2006) and TRAGIC LEGACY (2007), and his 2008 release, GREAT AMERICAN HYPOCRITES.

Greenwald began his blog in October 2005. With a daily readership in excess of 100,000, and ranked in Technorati's Top 50 most-cited blogs, Greenwald has become one of the Web's most influential political writers, with one of the Internet's largest and most loyal readerships. In September 2008, NEW YORK MAGAZINE named him one of America's 40 most popular and widely-cited political pundits.

His work has been cited by numerous members of Congress and in Congressional reports; his journalism has been quoted by THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE WASHINGTON POST, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES and multiple other publications; and he has regularly appeared on THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW, DEMOCRACY NOW with Amy Goodman, various NPR and C-SPAN shows, and numerous other shows.

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Bill Moyers sits down with political commentator and blogger Glenn Greenwald who asks: Are we a nation ruled by men or by laws? A former constitutional and civil rights lawyer, Greenwald looks at the legacy of the Bush Administration, the prospects for President-elect Obama's cabinet choices, as well as the possibilities for government accountability. (December 12, 2008)

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"Obama Visits Returning War Dead,"
By Jeff Zeleny, THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 29, 2009.

"Brother of Afghan Leader Said to Be Paid by C.I.A.,"
By Dexter Filkins, Mark Mazzetti and James Risen, THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 27, 2009.

"U.S. to Protect Populous Afghan Areas, Officials Say ,"
By Thom Shanker, Peter Baker and Helene Cooper, THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 27, 2009.

"U.S. official resigns over Afghan war,"
By Karen DeYoung, THE WASHINGTON POST, October 27, 2009.

"More troops in Afghanistan? Naysayers gain clout with Obama,"
By Gordon Lubold, THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, October 27, 2009.

"Editorial: Why fund wars with debt, but not health care?"
Editorial Board, THE WASHINGTON POST, October 24, 2009.

"'America's Priorities' by the Beltway elite."
By Glenn Greenwald, SALON.COM, October 24, 2009.

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NATIONAL REVIEW senior editor Richard Brookhiser talks about his mentor William F. Buckley, Jr. and today's conservative movement.

Bill Moyers talks with legal scholar and blogger Glenn Greenwald about Afghanistan, government secrecy and more.

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