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Aug 19, 2012

Ira Shapiro

From the early 1960s through the 1970s, the United States Senate lived up to its historic grandeur, says former Senate staffer Ira Shapiro, the author of a new book called “The Last Great Senate.” What went wrong? Shapiro suggests it was the outside influences of right-wing ideology and big money that turned the world’s greatest deliberate body into a permanent election campaign. http://irashapiroauthor.com/

Ray Glendening

A new internet site tries to match up ideological soul mates regardless of political party. The founder of this post-partisan exercise, Ray Glendening, explains how this new platform may bring about a broad and thoughtful conversation about the role of government. http://www.ruck.us/

Jennifer Duffy

Bill Press interviews political analyst Jennifer Duffy, who says Democrats have an even shot at retaining control of the Senate. http://www.billpressshow.com/ http://cookpolitical.com/