We need to respect government workers' vital service as being separate from the corruption and bureaucracy that have tarnished Washington's reputation.
According to Washington, the crisis of the hour is the debt ceiling. According to ordinary Americans, the crisis is unemployment.
Jeremy Scahill says America has to decide, "are we a country that operates under the rule of law or do we believe we're emperors who can wage war on the world?"
We know that we are not all middle class and that capitalism isn’t really democracy, so why don't we take the time to grapple with the major dilemmas facing our society?
With this year's elections days away, vanden Heuvel joins Morning Joe to argue for a political coalition that could yield serious progressive results.
Nation columnist, Melissa Harris-Lacewell is angry with the administration, the NAACP, and blogger Andrew Breitbart, but maybe some good can come out of all of this.