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    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,…

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    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…

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    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…

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    Marijuana Legalization

    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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”…

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    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…

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    Competitive Education

    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…

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    Toxic Talk Book Party

    A book party was held for Toxic Talk: How the Radical Right Has Poisoned America’s Airwaves /i (Thomas Dunne Books, 2010) by Bill Press. Bill Press was shown mingling with the…

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    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…

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    Immigration and Conservative Political Strategy

    Panelists talked about the use of immigration as a political wedge issue, using a paper by Ruy Teixeira, “The Coming End of the Culture Wars,” as the starting point. In his…

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    Book Discussion on Souled Out

    E.J. Dionne talked about his book Souled Out: Reclaiming Faith and Politics After the Religious Right, published by Princeton University Press. In his book Mr. Dionne contends…

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    Religious Conservatives and Politics

    A panel discussion was held on the political power of the religious right. Senator McCain became the presumptive 2008 Republican nominee without the support of most religious…

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    National High School Dropout Crisis

    As part of a forum on reducing high school dropout rates, Professor Sesno served as master of ceremonies and Tim Russert made opening remarks. Sway Calloway moderated a youth…

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    Becoming a Journalist

    Moderated by Mr. Dionne, the closing plenary session consisted of panel members discussing the topic, “Why Becoming a Journalist Matters.” Topics included many stories of…

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    Book Discussion on Is There a Culture War?

    Mr. Dionne talked about his book, Is There a Culture War?

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    Open Phones

    Participating by telephone, Mr. Dionne talked about Pope John Paul II who died yesterday. Telephone lines were opened for audience comments.

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