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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 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. 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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    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 Why Americans Hate Politics

    Mr. Dionne was raised in Fall River, Mass. and attended Harvard University. He did his doctorate study at Oxford as a Rhodes scholar. He worked for The New York Times,…

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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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    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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    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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    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…

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Life and Work of Daniel Patrick Moynihan

    Panelists examined Daniel Patrick Moynihan’s prolific career as a senator, ambassador, scholar and author. Moynihan served as a Democratic senator from New York from 1977-2001.…

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