Law

9/11 Terror Suspects on Trial

November 16, 2009

Analysis of Attorney General Eric Holder's decision to prosecute the alleged masterminds of the September 11 attacks in a civilian court in New York, while suspects in the bombing of the USS Cole will be tried before a military commission.

Jeff Benedict: "Little Pink House" (Grand Central) (Rebroadcast)

November 15, 2009

Owning property is one of Americans' most basic rights. How one woman fought to keep the city of New London, Connecticut from taking her home and giving it to developers... and why the outcome of her Supreme Court case is a lesson for...

Federal Reserve

November 12, 2009

A new bill in the Senate would dramatically reduce Federal Reserve Powers to oversee Wall Street and regulate banks: An update on ongoing political efforts to rein in the Fed and revamp the nation's financial regulatory system

Christopher Andrew: "Defend the Realm" (Knopf)

November 10, 2009

A leading historian of intelligence presents the first authorized history of the British Secret Service MI5.

Congress and the Fate of a Public Healthcare Option

October 26, 2009

Polls show a majority of Americans support some type of a government-backed health insurance plan. A panel discusses the latest on including a public option and other possible twists and turns as healthcare legislation moves ahead in...

Medical Marijuana

October 21, 2009

The Justice Department signals a new stance on medical marijuana. The U.S. attorney general directs federal prosecutors not to pursue medical marijuana cases in states where it's legal. What the policy shift may mean for patients and the...

Taxing Soft Drinks

October 15, 2009

Soda pop, obesity and spiraling healthcare costs. Studies that link soft drink consumption to America's growing obesity epidemic have led to calls for a new tax on sugary soft drinks. Arguments for and against.

The U.S. Supreme Court's New Term

October 8, 2009

Gun rights, campaign finance, free speech and a Christian cross on federal land. Analysis of some of the major cases coming before the U.S. Supreme Court this term.

Michael J. Sandel: "Justice" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

October 7, 2009

A Harvard political philosopher applies concepts of virtue and the common good to broad economic and civic concerns.

[Michael Sandel answered some listener questions we couldn't get to on the...

Abortion and the Health-Care Debate

October 5, 2009

Debate over abortion rights could complicate health-care overhaul efforts. A panel discusses the latest on health-care legislation and how Americans� shifting opinions on abortion may affect the final bill.

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