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    Why the Right Went Wrong

    E.J. Dionne spoke about his book, Why the Right Went Wrong: Conservatism - From Goldwater to the Tea Party and Beyond. He spoke with David Mark, co-author of Dog Whistles, Walk Backs, and…

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    After Words with E.J. Dionne

    E.J. Dionne talked about his book Why the Right Went Wrong: Conservatism From Goldwater to the Tea Party and Beyond, in which he looks at the history of Republican politics since the 1960s and how the…

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    President Obama Remarks on Poverty

    President Obama participated in a panel discussion on poverty. Panelists also included Harvard University Professor Robert Putnam and American Enterprise Institute President Arthur Brooks.…

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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…

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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…

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    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 Brookings…

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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…

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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…

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    2014 Midterm Election Review

    Panelists at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy talked about the impact of the 2014 midterm elections and answered audience questions.

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    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 Wall Street…

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    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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    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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    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 and 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 data on…

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    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 21st…

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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…

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    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 individual freedoms and…

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    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 communications.…

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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” speech which espoused his…

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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…

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