In his film, Dirty Wars, Jeremy Scahill unveils America's extrajudicial, covert, transcontinental battlefield.
The difference between rich and poor is stunting economic growth, the mayoral candidate says.
The annual Ridenhour Prizes recognize acts of truth-telling that protect the public interest, promote social justice or illuminate a more just vision of society.
With the killing of Awlaki, the president of the United States became judge, jury and executioner for American citizens.
It wasn't easy, but artists, musicians and activists met Thatcher's brutal tactics with compassionate responses.
So long as austerity-mongers have their way, "democracy" is just a buzzword.
Jeff Biggers appears on Democracy Now! to talk about the assassination attempt on Congresswoman Giffords in Arizona, what it was like to grow up in a "gun state," and how this act of violence might impact the state of Arizona.
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.
Ari Berman explains the message Obama is sending by appointing William Daley and Gene Sperling to his White House team.
Katrina vanden Heuvel reminds us that John Boehner is more than a harmless tan and some tears.