Congressman Ron Paul is a supporter of it. Arizona shooter Jared Lee Loughner had a sick obsession with it. What would happen if the United States switched back to the gold standard?
Klein reports from the Gulf of Mexico on how the very real effects of BP's Deepwater Horizon oilspill are still being felt.
Why is a slimy substance made up of dead plankton and other organisms coating the floor of the Gulf of Mexico?
Eric Alterman, columnist for The Nation, and the author of the new book Kabuki Democracy: The System vs. Barack Obama, appeared on WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show to comment on the shooting in Arizona, his book and President Barack Obama.
How does the depletion of oil supplies threaten both our economy and our political system? Part two in a video series from The Nation and On the Earth productions.
What happens when the media depends on corporations to survive?
Is a more sustainable future possible for farming?
A special discussion on how to tackle the most profound threat humanity has ever faced.