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Nov 29, 2014

Altman says Social Security should be expanded, Skillen reflects on faith and politics, and Forbath talks about the liberal foundations of Constitutional originalism.

 

Social Security expert Nancy Altman argues that the program is not only solvent but ought to be expanded. In this holiday season, religious...


Nov 23, 2014

Thanksgiving – a time for eating and drinking. But professor Courtney Thomas says our food is not safe enough and professor Karen Piper says we are facing a water shortage. And Bill Press interviews Senator Patrick Leahy.

 

‘Tis the season to eat, drink, and be merry. But what is in our food? Who controls our...


Nov 16, 2014

Kotkin on the liberal elites that run America but lose elections, Wedel on the unseen institutional elites that run America. And Bill Press talks with climate expert Joe Romm.

 

Who runs America? This week’s guests – author Joel Kotkin and Professor Janine Wedel --  say it is an elite that is sometimes progressive...


Nov 8, 2014

Celinda Lake on the Democrats’ drubbing, former diplomat Robert Hormats on bipartisanship in foreign policy, and Bill Press interviews Zeke Miller of Time Magazine.

 

What went so wrong in the midterm elections, and what can Democrats do about it? Party strategist Celinda Lake says get an economic message. As the...


Nov 2, 2014

O’Connell on presidents and religion, Vaheesan on how corporations play monopoly with our money, and Bill Press interviews Congressman Keith Ellison.

 

What role does God play in elections? Political scientist David O’Connell has some surprising findings. Or maybe not so surprising. Antitrust expert Sandeep...