404Jun 27, 2013
Redefining U.S. Citizenship
Journalists and advocates talked about evolving definition of U.S. citizenship, as well as civic and political engagement. Among the issues they addressed were immigration reform, opportunities ...
763Jun 1, 2013
President Obama's Second Term Agenda
Political analysts talked about how President Obama’s second time might shape his legacy. They discussed some of the major issues of his first term, including the health care law and the ...
823May 29, 2013
Panelists talked about the domestic and foreign policy implications of legalizing the possession and sale of small quantities of marijuana for recreational use. They analyzed survey data on ...
441May 24, 2013
Book Discussion on An Act of Congress
Robert Kaiser talked about his book, Act of Congress: How America’s Essential Institution Works, and How It Doesn’t, in which he recounts the struggle to pass the Dodd-Frank Wall ...
484May 3, 2013
Book Discussion on Foreign Policy Begins at Home
Richard Haass talked about his book, Foreign Policy Begins at Home: The Case for Putting America’s House in Order, in which he argues that for the U.S. to retain its primacy in the 21st ...
403Jun 12, 2012
Book Discussion on Our Divided Political Heart
E.J. Dionne talked about his new book, Our Divided Political Heart: The Battle for the American Idea in an Age of Discontent, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic ...
312Jun 1, 2012
Book Discussion on Our Divided Political Heart
E.J. Dionne Jr. argues that “hyper-individualism” is hurting American political society. The author contends that the country can prosper with a balance between individual ...
4,194May 9, 2012
Book Discussion on It's Even Worse Than It Looks
In their new book, congressional scholars Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein examine partisan politics in the U.S. government. The authors contend that the level of “hyperpartisanship” ...
800Mar 12, 2012
Book Discussion on God's Right Hand
Michael Sean Winters recounts the life of the Reverend Jerry Falwell (1933-2007). The child of agnostic parents, Jerry Falwell began his career as a Baptist pastor and later founded a mega-church ...
346Feb 1, 2012
Influences in American Politics
Three authors debated what ethos predominates in America. Robert Kuttner argued that it is the power of wealth. Robert George argued that it is America’s traditional moral ...
394Dec 22, 2011
Progressive Politics of Theodore Roosevelt and Barack Obama
Panelists compared and contrasted the political philosophies of Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Barack Obama. In 1910, Theodore Roosevelt delivered his “New Nationalism” speech ...
1,235Sep 6, 2011
U.S. Attitudes on Islam and Muslims
The Brookings Institution and the Public Religion Research Institute held a forum on their new report on U.S. attitudes towards Islam and Muslims. The report explored issues of national ...
282Nov 21, 2010
Memorial for Carla Cohen
A memorial service was held for Carla Cohen, founder and co-owner of Washington DC’s Politics and Prose Bookstore, who died Monday, October 11, 2010, at the age of 74. Ms. Cohen started ...
195Jul 8, 2010
Melody Barnes talked about the Obama administration’s ideas for improving education. Ms. Barnes, who was bussed to school in Richmond, Virginia, in the 1970s, also discussed her ...
521Jun 15, 2010
Toxic Talk Book Party
A book party was held for Toxic Talk: How the Radical Right Has Poisoned America’s Airwaves (Thomas Dunne Books, 2010) by Bill Press. Bill Press was shown mingling with the guests ...
351Jun 1, 2010
Institutions and Governing Process
Panelists talked about institutions and the governing process. Among the topics they addressed were civility and collaboration, the legislative process, and accountability and openness.They ...
1,696May 13, 2010
Book Discussion on Neoconservatism
A panel discussion between Bill Kristol, Strobe Talbott, E.J. Dionne, Francis Fukuyama and author Justin Vaisse, discussing the evolution of “neoconservatism,” from New York ...
205May 4, 2010
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Mexican Interior Secretary Fernando Gómez-Mont talked about U.S.-Mexico cooperation to strengthen security, coordinate law enforcement ...
320Jan 12, 2010
Religious Expression in American Public Life
Panelists talked about current laws regarding religious expression. Topics included religion and politics, the workplace and religion, and chaplains in legislative bodies. Following their ...
369Dec 3, 2009
Life of Senator Edward Kennedy
A panel of guests hosted by Mike Barnicle talked about the life of the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy and his book True Compass: The Life of Senator Edward M. Kennedy. Guests reflected on his ...
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