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  • Vanessa Williamson Discusses emRead My Lipsem
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    Read My Lips

    Vanessa Williamson talked about her book Read My Lips: Why Americans Are Proud to Pay Taxes, in which she examines Americans attitudes on the U.S. tax system in her book. Through a national…

  • Senator Bernie Sanders IVT on Economic Opportunity for the Middle Class
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    Senator Bernie Sanders on Middle Class Economic Opportunity

    Senate Budget Committee Ranking Member Bernie Sanders (I-VT) talked about his 12-point agenda that focuses on climate change, tax reform, health care, and college affordability. In his comments…

  • House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi DCA on Budget and the Economy
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    House Minority Leader Pelosi on Jobs and the Economy

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) spoke about the budget and the economy. Following her prepared remarks, Leader Pelosi answered questions from moderator E.J. Dionne and members of the audience. She…

  • Discussion on Growing Income Inequality
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    Economy and Income Inequality

    Larry Summers and Ed Balls, chairs of the Inclusive Prosperity Commission (IPC), spoke about a report released by the IPC aimed at reinvigorating the middle class and reducing income inequality. They…

  • Discussion on American Perceptions of the Islamic State ISISISIL
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    American Perceptions of ISIS

    Shibley Telhami released the results of an opinion poll focused on Americans' attitudes toward ISIS* and the United States' strategy to defeat it. The poll showed that 70 percent of Americans believed…

  • emIts Even Worse Than It Looksem
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    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 “hyperpartisanship” has resulted in a…

  • Influences in American Politics
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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 commitments. Susan Jacoby argued that it…

  • Memorial for Carla Cohen
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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 started the…

  • emNeoconservatismem
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    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 intellectuals…

  • Institutions and Governing Process
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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 openness.They…

  • USMexico Cooperation
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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…

  • Religious Expression in American Public Life
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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 bodies. Following their…

  • News Review with EJ Dionne
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    News Review with E.J. Dionne

    E.J. Dionne talked about news of the day, including New Jersey, Virginia, and New York gubernatorial races; the future for the Democratic and Republican parties; the Obama administration’s…

  • Obama Presidential Transition
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    Obama Presidential Transition

    Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne discussed the Obama presidential transition with students. Topics included media relations differences between the Bush and Obama Administration,…

  • emFighting Words A Tale of How Liberals Created NeoConservatismem
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    Fighting Words: A Tale of How Liberals Created Neo-Conservatism

    Ben Wattenberg talked about his book, "Fighting Words: A Tale of How Liberals Created Neo-Conservatism, published by Thomas Dunne Books. In his book, Ben Wattenberg explains his political shift from…

  • Catholic Politicians in the US
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    Catholic Politicians in the U.S.

    Moderated by Mr. Russert, the panelists discussed Catholic politicians in the U.S. and whether their faith may affect their public policy decisions, particularly on social issues where the…

  • Public Morality Part 3
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    Public Morality, Part 3

    The Milton S. Eisenhower Foundation held a forum on public morality in Washington on October 24th and 25th. The forum paid tribute to the late Father Geno Baroni, who championed the cause…

  • Ownership Society
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    Ownership Society

    Panelists talked about economic policy, ownership and debt, and efforts to provide individuals more control and flexibility in financial markets. They also talked about a progressive agenda…