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U.S Military Strategy in  Afghanistan

U.S Military Strategy in Afghanistan

November 17, 2010

The U.S. and NATO are considering plans this week to end their combat mission in Afghanistan by 2014. Possible elements of the proposal and the ongoing friction over U.S.-led attacks on Taliban insurgents.

The Constitution Today: Federalism

The Constitution Today: Federalism

November 15, 2010

The constitution of the United States established a government based on federalism or a power-share between the national, state and local government. The intent was to differentiate us from countries with a centralized government, like...

Deborah Cadbury: "Chocolate Wars"

November 11, 2010

A relative of the Quaker family that gave their name to one of the world's most famous brands of chocolate, Deborah Cadbury tells us about the 150-year rivalry between the world's greatest chocolate makers.

History of Veterans' Services

November 11, 2010

Taking care of veterans now and in years past: The history of services for veterans and the challenges of meeting the complex physical and psychological needs of the men and women coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan today.

Kevin Spacey "Casino Jack"

Kevin Spacey "Casino Jack"

November 10, 2010

Two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey has spent much of his career playing morally ambiguous characters. In his upcoming film “Casino Jack,” Spacey plays disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff who served time in prison on fraud...

Stacy Schiff: "Cleopatra"

November 9, 2010

Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile, died 2000 years ago, but in popular imagination she looms large. Her modern image as a wily seductress who wielded extraordinary power has been largely created by stage and screen, but Pulitzer prize winning...

DNA Sequencing & Personal Genomics

DNA Sequencing & Personal Genomics

November 3, 2010

Growing access to personal genome sequencing.

The Constitution Today: Voting

The Constitution Today: Voting

November 1, 2010

When the Founding Fathers crafted the Constitution, states had the power to decide who could vote. In our series, The Constitution Today, a look how national voting rights have evolved.

Garry Wills: "Outside Looking In"

October 27, 2010

Garry Wills, journalist, classicist and historian, says he’s always been an outsider looking in, but his perch has been remarkable. In a new collection of essays he describes some of the more unlikely places he’s been and the insights...

The Constitution Today: The Bill of Rights

The Constitution Today: The Bill of Rights

October 25, 2010

The Bill of Rights is key to American law and government. It consists of the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution and contains guarantees of essential rights and liberties of individual citizens omitted in the crafting of the...

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