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  • QA with Melody Barnes
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    Q&A with Melody Barnes

    Melody Barnes discussed the Democratic agenda in Congress as well as her personal experiences. Topics included her responsibilities at the Center for American Progress, the Center’s new…

  • The Future of US Climate Policy
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    The Future of U.S. Climate Policy

    Senator John Kerry talked about the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali, Indonesia. He represented the U.S. Senate at the talks. Both Sen. Kerry and Melody Barnes cited…

  • Conservatism and Public Policy
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    Conservatism and Public Policy

    Panelists talked about the state of the conservative movement, Bush administration policies in several areas from civil rights to foreign policy, and the decline of popular enthusiasm for conservative…

  • emBomb Scareem
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    Bomb Scare

    Joseph Cirincione was interviewed by Dafna Linzer about his book, Bomb Scare: The History and Future of Nuclear Weapons, published by Columbia University Press. They sat on a stage before an…

  • Class Politics and Christianity
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    Class, Politics and Christianity

    Professor Hendricks talked about his book, The Politics of Jesus. Topics included religion as a motivating source for politicians, the revolutionary message of the historical Jesus, social…

  • emA Country That Worksem
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    A Country That Works

    Andy Stern and Melody Barnes sat on a stage before an audience. She interviewed him about his book, A Country That Works: Getting America Back on Track, published by Free Press. His union is the…

  • Homeland Security
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    Homeland Security

    Former Senate Majority Leader Daschle and former Representative Lee Hamilton talked about the current state of homeland security. Among the issues they addressed were congressional oversight of…

  • Democratic Congressional Agenda
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    Democratic Congressional Agenda

    Ms. Barnes talked about the Democratic agenda for the 110th Congress. The Center for American Progress recently proposed recommendations on issues the 110th Congress should enact before the August…

  • Values and the Midterm Elections
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    Values and the Midterm Elections

    Moderated by Ms. Barnes, the panelists talked about the values of the religious left and the “common good” theme that some candidates used in the 2006 midterm elections. Topics included the…

  • Reproductive Rights Issues
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    Reproductive Rights Issues

    Senator Harry Reid talked about values and about ways to find common ground in the abortion debate so as to reduce the high rate of unintended pregnancies and protect women’s health.