Thirty years after Watergate, we again face a constitutional crisis at home and a misconceived war abroad. The United States will remain a helpless giant until we finally learn that power in the nuclear, postimperial age is diplomatic, not military.
Ricardo Mendez Matta and Poli Marichal answer questions about their new film,
Ladrones y Mentirosos (Thieves and Liars), which takes a
hard look at the price Puerto Ricans are paying for the drug trade.
The cold war never really ended: Russia's continuing instability and
weapons of mass destruction, combined with Washington's triumphalist
foreign policies and US/NATO military buildup, are creating an even more
In a remarkable, media-savvy protest, First Lieut. Ehren Watada has
refused orders to go to Iraq, claiming the war and the occupation
violate the Constitution, international law and Army regulations.
The War Tapes, a documentary shot by US soldiers and sanctioned by the military, may turn out to be the most powerful statement against the war to date.
The Nation's Christopher Hayes discusses the tone-deafness of the McCain campaign and the reemergence of Rudy Giuliani as a GOP attack dog.
CBS News Chief Foreign Correspondent Lara Logan feels responsible for Americans not understanding what's going on in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Phil Donahue talks about his experience as a talk show host on MSNBC during the buildup to the invasion of Iraq.
McCain has received millions in donations from the same companies that helped the Bush administration create an energy plan that has helped raise gasoline to $4 a gallon.
Jon Stewart mocks the media's willingness to peddle insane rumors about Barack Obama--and their tendency to place the blame on the internet.
Antiwar activist Ava Lowery and the ACLU's Anthony Romero discuss the legal quagmire into which the country has sunk since 9/11.