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    Book Discussion on My Story

    Julia Gillard, the first female prime minister of Australia, talked about her book, My Story, in which she discusses her life and experiences while in office. She spoke at the…

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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 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…

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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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    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…

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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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    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…

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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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    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…

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    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…

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    U.S.-Mexico Cooperation

    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…

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    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…

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