Democrats have repeatedly conceded defeat on gun control issues and now would rather get out of the NRA's way than anger it. Christopher Hayes and Robert Spitzer investigate how the lobby came to hold such sway in Washington.
USAction's Jeff Blum argues that progressives need to embrace Obama's healthcare reform as a major victory for the social justice movement: "We actually established a new right in America... Healthcare is now a right. That's huge."
America isn't the only country reassessing their deep-sea oil drilling. The Nation's Michael Klare speaks to Jeb Sharp of PRI's The World about the globe's major oil reserves and why some of those areas are suspending their drilling.
Is BP unique in its ability to create catastrophe? On this week's The Breakdown, Chris Hayes asks Greenpeace's Kert Davies whether the entire practice of offshore oil drilling is inherently dangerous, regardless of which company runs the rig.
Christopher Hayes asks environmental reporter Kate Sheppard whether it's still possible for this Congress to pass a cap and trade bill.
Ret. Col. Ann Wright provides an eyewitness account of the Israeli raid on the Gaza relief flotilla. Listen now!
What happens when the media depends on corporations to survive?
The Nation's Greg Kaufmann joined Stand Up! With Pete Dominick to argue that there are ways to alleviate poverty in America and that it starts with increasing the minimum wage.
As part of The Nation's mayoral candidate series, Albanese explains why fixing the education system must begin with a commitment to early learning.
As part of The Nation's mayoral candidate series, de Blasio gives his views on how to tackle economic inequality.
The difference between rich and poor is stunting economic growth, the mayoral candidate says.
What's next for early childhood education? The Nation's Bryce Covert talks with Dana Goldstein and Melissa Lazarín about the policy and politics of universal preschool.