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    Congressional Gridlock

    William Galston talked about his recent Wall Street Journal opinion piece on his two-year plan to end congressional gridlock.

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    Politics of Tax Reform

    Tax policy scholars talked about tax code, reforms needed, and the political challenges lawmakers face in changing tax policy. They focused on tax reform during the Reagan administration…

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    U.S. Economy and Foreign Policy

    William Galston talked about his Wall Street Journal article, “The Economic Roots of Economic Retreat.” In the piece he argued that Americans' perception that the U.S. is still…

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    Book Discussion on What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted

    Tevi Troy, presidential historian and senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, talked about his book, What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted: 200 Years of Popular Culture in the…

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    Tea Party Movement Influence on Congress

    William Galston talked about the philosophy of the tea party movement, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. He argued that the attitudes of those in the…

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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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    Washington Classroom with Bill Galston

    Bill Galston talked about the current state of politics in the government at the time, which he characterized as gridlocked by partisanship. He traced the history of that development…

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    Medicare Reform

    Panelists talked about possible Medicare reforms. Topics included premium adjustments according to income, increasing the role of private insurance companies, and restructuring payment…

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    Presidents and Political Structure

    Panelists talked about the public and political expectations of presidents dealing with disaster relief after hurricanes, floods, and terrorist attacks, as well as the president’s…

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    Public Perceptions of Arabs and Muslims

    Panelists talked about the findings of a public opinion poll on American attitudes toward Arabs and Muslims. The poll was conducted following violent protests in the Arab world that…

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    Islamist Extremism

    Panelists spoke about U.S. counterterrorism policy and efforts to confront challenges posed by Islamist extremism. They responded to questions from the audience.

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    Threats to Religious Freedom in the U.S.

    Panelists talked about threats to religious freedom within the United States. Topics included the Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate requiring religious organizations to provide…

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    Congressional Reform

    William Galston talked about the non-partisan group No Labels' “Make Congress Work!” plan which, according to the group, contains specific proposals to “break gridlock,…

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    Innovations in New Media and Digital Technology

    Panelists talked about innovations being developed with social media and digital technology, both from the commercial standpoint and in terms of improving government efficiency and civic…

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    Congressional Partisanship

    No Labels, a bipartisan group of current and former members of Congress, talked to reporters about a plan, "Make Congress Work!", a 12-point blueprint for breaking gridlock and promoting…

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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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    Partisanship in Congress

    Columnist David Brooks made introductory remarks at the No Labels national leadership meeting. He spoke about the problems of partisanship in Congress and conformity with…

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    Health of Political Parties

    Panelists spoke about the health of the political party system in the U.S. In their remarks they focused on growing partisanship in Congress, electioneering tactics, public perceptions of…

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    Americans' Trust of Government

    William Galston talked about his recent Financial Times opinion piece about the current trend of extreme distrust in government, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic…

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    U.S. National Debt

    Members of Congress and budget analysts talked about their bi-partisan proposals to reform the current budget system and reduce the federal deficit and national debt. The issue of…

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