The Democrat’s version of health insurance would have been cheaper, simpler and more popular, so why did we enact the Republican version? 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