If the earth's temperature rises by another 2 degrees celsius, our planet faces mass extinctions.
Glenn Harris discusses the goals and tactics of Seattle's unique "Race and Social Justice Initiative."
The New Republic's Jonathan Cohn talks with The Nation's Bryce Covert and George Zornick about what Obama can—and should—tackle in his second term.
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Will Obama's order to increase "school resource officers" funnel more of our students through the school-to-prison pipeline?
Rick Perlstein joins Bryce Covert and George Zornick to explore the serpentine shifts and strange bedfellows of gun control politics.
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.
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.