The political culture of Washington is fueled by gossip, intrigue and
leaks. It was a combination that turned toxic in the Valerie Plame
The most effective response to terrorism involves nonmilitary actions in cooperation with the global community and within a framework of domestic and international law.
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
Comedian George Carlin is dead at 71. The Nation pays tribute to "America's most consistently savage social commentator."
Pete Seeger talks about music and activism with one of the country's most effective young grassroots leaders, Majora Carter.
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.