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Monday, December 28, 2009

Lawmakers are back home for the holidays, and will now be talking to their constituents about the landmark health care reform bill. Christopher Hayes of The Nation breaks down the latest political news. Plus, why Time Magazine chose Ben Bernanke as person of the year; human behavior mirrors the ant; and why one teacher has stopped phoning parents.

Report on your weekend travel experience here!

Tell us what you liked about the 2000s here!


Chris Hayes

Homeland Security Latest

After the failed plane bombing attempt in Detroit over the weekend, the President has ordered a review of homeland security and TSA screening procedures. Representative Bill Pascrell (D-NJ), member of the Homeland Security Committee, discusses the latest.

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The Political Roundup

As the year winds down, our guests look back on 2009 in politics. Christopher Hayes, Washington editor of The Nation, and Richard Brookhiser, senior editor of the National Review and author of Right Time, Right Place: Coming of Age with William F. Buckley Jr. and the Conservative ...

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Group Think

As it happens, humans follow some of the same behavior rules as ants and bees. Len Fisher, author The Perfect Swarm: The Science of Complexity in Everyday Life, discusses what swarms can teach us about parties, traffic and more.

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Bernanke's Year

Michael Grunwald, national correspondent for Time Magazine, talks about why Time chose Ben Bernanke as Person of the Year; and David Wessel, economics editor at The Wall Street Journal and author of In Fed We Trust, looks at the Bernanke record.

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Phoning Home

Deven Black, special education teacher and blogger, talks about how the movie "Precious" made him reconsider the practice of phoning parents with classroom problems.

Teachers, how do you involve parents in dealing with discipline problems? Comment below.

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Open Phones: Your Weekend Travel Experience

Report on your weekend travel story! The long Christmas weekend is a busy enough travel time as is. It was further complicated by increased security after the failed bombing attempt on Friday. What was your experience like, whether by air, train, or car? Did you see increased security or different ...

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Online Only: Your Aughts Silver Linings

As we've been reviewing the 2000s, we've focused on some of the lowlights from what some are calling the "worst decade ever." But now we want some silver linings. What did you like about the 2000s? What went right this past decade? Comment below and we'll follow up later this ...

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