Historian Peter Dreier shares why he’s optimistic about America’s future, including dynamic grass-roots initiatives around the country and, believe it or not, the radical politics of Dr. Seuss. Continue reading
An understanding of our history is as crucial to a successful democratic society as it is essential to the well-examined life of the individual. As historian Howard Zinn told Bill Moyers, “I think the more people learn about the past… the more that they will understand that it is possible for people to change the world.” Start your understanding with some of the series and specials below.
Republicans claim that debt ceiling brinksmanship is a tactic employed by both parties, and historically that’s true. But this time it’s different. Here’s why. Continue reading
House Republicans were willing to shut down the government over Obamacare. We take a look back at other critics and roadblocks to social programs that are popular today. Continue reading
Next month, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in McCutcheon v. FEC. When they do so, the Justices should remember the price of a Quarter Pounder in the 1970s. And here’s why. Continue reading
A collection of interviews with politicians, policymakers, journalists and one ex-banker about the systemic flaws that led our economy to the brink of collapse. Continue reading
A new documentary looks at the heavyweight champion’s role in key historical social movements of the 1960s. Continue reading
New York mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio’s victory is an omen of what may become the defining story of America’s next political era: the challenge, to both parties, from the left. Continue reading