Opinion

Accomplishments in the Lame Duck Congress

December 20, 2010

The lame duck Congress tackles a series of high-stakes legislative issues. Join us to talk about what has been accomplished, its effect on the president's agenda and how the White House and incoming Congress might work together.

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 Future of  America's Empire

The Future of America's Empire

July 14, 2010

A look at how the U.S. chooses to use its power in the world and lessons to be learned the rise and fall of empires through the ages.

Trust in Institutions

Trust in Institutions

May 26, 2010

New polls suggest voters have lost faith in both institutions and ideologies: What a broad lack of confidence in Congress, banks, big business and the Supreme Court could mean for the American political landscape.

Healthcare Legislation

Healthcare Legislation

March 22, 2010

What the passage of an historic health care industry man mean for consumers, the healthcare industry, tax payers, the deficit, and the political landscape.

Michael Moore

Michael Moore

March 17, 2010

Controversial film maker Michael Moore on what he sees as the failures of capitalism.

Foreclosure Risks in Home and Commercial Real Estate Markets

February 22, 2010

Concerns are growing that the home mortgage crisis will extend to the commercial real estate market. We discuss the Obama administration's latest plan to help stem foreclosures in the hardest hit housing markets and what a new wave of...

News Roundup - Hour 1

February 12, 2010

A new poll shows Americans increasingly dissatisfied and angry with the federal government, the Northeast digs out from record snowfall, and the Fed hints at raising interest rates. The stories behind the news of the week. A panel of...

Joseph Stiglitz: "Freefall"

January 21, 2010

After two years of freefall, America's economy may be stabilizing. Nobel-prize-winner Joseph Stiglitz on how fixing our financial system can move us closer to a more equitable society.

Gregg Easterbrook: "Sonic Boom"

January 13, 2010

Many economists predict a slow recovery from the worst economic recession in seventy years. But Gregg Easterbrook sees a global economic boom not far into the future. He offers examples of how global forces will affect our daily lives.

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