• April 22, 2013
    John Nichols -- Washington correspondent for The Nation -- says that history tells us that our political system can and will improve.
  • April 15, 2013
    While it’s a great testament to our nation’s progress to have stories about Obama’s smart girls, Reniqua Allen writes that we need to make “ordinary” black kids a commonplace as well.
  • April 12, 2013
    Activist Josh Silver shares some ideas on how to reform our coin-operated political system.
  • April 10, 2013
    Craig Aaron, head of the media reform group Free Press, challenges the most powerful lobbies in Washington to protect our airways from corporate control.
  • April 10, 2013
    In a wide-ranging audio chat, the Democracy Now! host explains why independent media is essential to democracy.
  • March 25, 2013
    Journalist Chris Hedges marks the day Phil Donahue was fired by MSNBC for opposing the war in Iraq as the day that TV news became a "carnival act."
  • March 20, 2013
    Is there a “conspiracy of silence” over the anniversary of our invasion of Iraq?
  • March 19, 2013
    Los Angeles Times journalist Matea Gold talks to Michael Winship about her efforts to investigate Washington's money trail.
  • March 7, 2013
    A new report finds that many local TV stations selling airtime to dark money groups for political ads are not following the FCC disclosure requirements.
  • February 8, 2013 | Updated May 1, 2014
    A map of broadband access shows how your community measures up to the rest of America.