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  • April 14, 2010

    The Breakdown: What Will Student Loan Reform Do?

    Largely overshadowed by Healthcare's passage, student loan reform promises big changes to the current bank-based lending system. This week, The Breakdown with Christopher Hayes and education Policy Analyst Ben Miller, dissect these changes and explain how they will effect college students, past, present and future.

    Chris Hayes

  • April 12, 2010

    Why I’m Still an Optimist

    After reporting US politics and economics for forty years, Nation national affairs correspondent William Greider still considers himself an optimist. Appearing as a guest on Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane, Greider discusses the promise of the American people and their crucial role in reforming government.

    William Greider

  • April 6, 2010

    America’s Nuclear Trajectory

    Tom Engelhardt and Jonathan Schell discuss American involvement in Vietnam and Afghanistan, US nuclear policy from the 1960s to the present and the dilemma of nuclear weaponry in the Obama era.


  • March 26, 2010

    The Breakdown: An Unconstitutional Mandate?

    Fourteen states have filed suit challenging the healthcare overhaul, particularly the individual mandate, as unconstitutional. Christopher Hayes asks Columbia law professor Gillian Metzger whether this argument holds up.

    Chris Hayes

  • March 19, 2010

    The Breakdown: Will Dodd’s Financial Reform Bill Protect Consumers?

    This week on The Breakdown: The time for comprehensive financial reform and consumer protection has finally come. Christopher Hayes asks Demos's Heather McGhee, does Dodd's financial reform package deliver?

    Chris Hayes

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  • March 12, 2010

    The Breakdown: How Does Incumbency Affect Elections?

    If incumbents are running scared, what does that mean for the phenomenon of the incumbency effect?

    Chris Hayes

  • March 5, 2010

    The Breakdown: How Would Healthcare Reform Affect the Economy?

    How will healthcare reform affect the economy? This week on The Breakdown, Christopher Hayes talks to Ezra Klein to correct the misperceptions.

    Chris Hayes

  • February 26, 2010

    The Breakdown: Will Torture Memo Authors Evade Justice?

    In 2002, the Department of Justice's Office of Legal Counsel, at the behest of the CIA and in conjunction with the White House, drafted a memo on acceptable standards of interrogation. Now the authors have been cleared of wrongdoing.

    Chris Hayes

  • February 19, 2010

    The Breakdown: How to Bust the Filibuster

    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.

    Chris Hayes

  • February 12, 2010

    A Radio Tour of Tea Party Nation

    Gary Younge hits the road to understand how local opposition to President Obama explains a growing national movement.

    Gary Younge