Harvard physician Atul Gawande says we need to change the nation's approach to aging and dying. How nursing homes can focus more on patients’ need for human connection, and how end-of-life treatment is actually shortening lives instead of extending them.
Congress is scheduled to vote today on a five hundred billion dollar package that combines domestic spending with war funding. We’ll talk about this year’s protracted budget battles and the chances of repeating last year’s budget collapse.
- Philip Joyce Professor of Public Policy and Public Administration, George Washington University
- Thomas Mann senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and co-author of "The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How To Get It Back On Track"
- Brian Riedl senior budget analyst,The Heritage Foundation
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