The Washington Post opinion writer explains what would happen if the congressional supercommittee fails to come up with a plan for the looming deficit crisis.
The ACLU president and author of Taking Liberties discusses the Patriot Act, 10 years later, and explains why it’s time to start looking at the law’s provisions.
Borosage, who is also co-director of the Campaign for America’s Future, discusses taxes, the Occupy Wall Street movement and the problem with the term “working poor.”
The Harvard law professor and author of Republic Lost discusses the OWS and Tea Party movements and explains how Washington’s distorted focus on raising campaign funds impacts America.
The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf peace activist Leymah Gbowee and Yemeni women’s rights activist Tawakkul Karma. Watch our past conversations with Gbowee and President Johnson Sirleaf and share your thoughts.
When it comes to civility, is the U.S. really doing any better spiritually or morally today than in the time of its forefathers? Join the conversation with our blogger Sean Nixon.
Scripted TV vs. real life? Our modern culture blogger is looking forward to comparing notes on his newfound obsession, Boardwalk Empire, with Ken Burns’ new epic documentary on prohibition.
With nearly one in six Americans living in poverty, next week’s series of shows will put a human face on the alarming newly released data about life in the U.S.
The Democratic congresswoman from Texas offers her take on President Obama’s standing with African Americans and his recent speech at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual awards dinner.
Roberts, a legal scholar and author of Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-create Race in the Twenty-First Century, examines the political and commercial incentives for continuing the categorization of people by race.