Government Shutdown

The Nation’s Ari Berman explains why the Republicans backing down on their latest extortion efforts is not a big victory for Democrats, why Republicans only cater to the far right extreme, the southern domination of the modern Republican Party, why modern conservative politics is all about fighting demographics, how Arizona and Kansas are expanding voter […]
Climate scientist Michael E. Mann, explains why the IPCC’s new report on climate change is more conclusive evidence on the climate crisis, why we should think of acting on climate change as planet insurance, why the IPCC reports set the scientific standard, how fossil fuel interests distort science, the importance of electing pro science candidates, […]
Blogger Digby explains, why the government shutdown was long planned by the Republican Party, why the mainstream media and establishment Democrats keep deluding themselves about the true nature of the Republican Party, what GOP voters really believe, why modern Republicanism is a money making venture and why the Republicans are winning the war to destroy […]
Mother Jone’s Tim Murphy, explains why the Republicans are committed to shutting down the government, why representing small districts feeds Republican radicalism, why Democrats are “slow walking the Ryan budget”, the danger of getting used to austerity and will Republicans destroy America’s faith and credit? On The Better Half: People sign up for Obamacare across […]
Princeton Professor Martin Gilens explains how public policy in America have been distorted by income inequality, the shocking lack of influence middle class and poor Americans have in public policy, how this undermines government regulation and fighting poverty, will campaign finance reform help restore American democracy?The real reasons Americans hate welfare, race and welfare and […]
Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi joins us in studio and explains how a former Enron commodity trader who wants to destroy pension plans across the country, why Rhode Island is at the forefront of pension “reform” policies, why pension “reforms” passing public funds into the hands of Hedge Funds, why Wall Street and crony capitalism caused […]