In our extreme energy era, the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico isn't a one-shot disaster but an arrow pointing to a nightmarish future.
Republicans say again and again that they're defending small government and private property, but when the hot air settles the real winner is corporate America, too often at the expense of the people the party says it protects. Richard Kim joins Laura Flanders to discuss the Republican Party's private property hypocrisy.
Is BP unique in its ability to create catastrophe? On this week's The Breakdown, Chris Hayes asks Greenpeace's Kert Davies whether the entire practice of offshore oil drilling is inherently dangerous, regardless of which company runs the rig.
On The Ed Show, Katrina vanden Heuvel says that Obama needs to realize that BP's mess is "more than an oil spill, more than an oil crisis. It's also an economic crisis."
What's with the president's war analogy on the oil spill? And why be surprised that the oil conglomerates are also in bed with their pretend Washington regulators?
Despite public outrage and thirst for justice, there's a decent chance that BP will escape from the catastrophe relatively unscathed.
Nation Editor Katrina vanden Heuvel appears on Real Time with Bill Maher warning the president to regulate the oil industry and not vice versa.
Mother Jones's Mac McClelland reports on BP's disinformation campaign in the Gulf.
Nation DC Editor Christopher Hayes appears on The Rachel Maddow Show to discuss the future of BP and whether the spill in the Gulf of Mexico could be the end for the oil giant.
Christopher Hayes says that Rand Paul’s defense of BP reflects the common mentality of politicians and corporations who have continually displayed a lack of accountability over the past decade.