Could the Senate start getting things done, if only legislators didn't have to face filibuster threats? This week on The Breakdown: the history of the filibuster, and how to get rid of it.
Gary Younge hits the road to understand how local opposition to President Obama explains a growing national movement.
Almost one year after the stimulus bill was signed into law, Christopher Hayes, with special guest Josh Bivens of the Economic Policy Institute, assess its successes, failures and unknown future.
What effect will the reduction in troops in Iraq that Obama has promised have on defense spending?
In this interview with Tom Dispatch, Anand Gopal talks about his how he learned about an unreported network of U.S. secret prisons in Afghanistan.
The Obama Administration has announced a plan to reduce the budget deficit through a three-year freeze on non-security discretionary spending. What are possible long-term effects?
Unions need to be at the forefront of improving public education across the country.
Occupy activists are moving debt from the personal to the political.
The former DNC chair predicts an Obama victory, says the future of the Supreme Court at stake.
"Leviticus Again," "Mother's Quail," "The Children"
The Republican National Convention in Tampa will give the Democrats plenty to respond to in Charlotte next week.
Indiscriminate shelling is a daily reality in Zabadani, where nonviolent protests turned to guns after the regime began killing protesters.