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?
Confronting hard truths about conformity and resistance.
What makes +972 such a unique magazine with an extraordinary ability to shake up conventional ideas about Israel and Palestine?
What role and responsibility does the United States have for the situation in Yemen?
What makes drones so frightening to us now, when they have actually been around for decades?
Eyal Press discusses his new book, Beautiful Souls, which tells of a young Israeli who struggles with the question of whether to serve in the occupied territories.
"Black Candle," "Leningrad," "And I Was Alive"