Opinion

International Issues Outlook

January 4, 2010

Foreign policy challenges in 2010: A look ahead at the U-S role in Afghanistan and Pakistan, elections in Iraq, Iran's nuclear ambitions, and global economic trends

National Issues Outlook

January 4, 2010

Health care, deficit reduction, job creation and Congressional mid-term elections: Political analysts weigh in on issues likely to drive national debate in 2010

NEH Chairman James Leach

December 7, 2009

The Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities takes aim at the culture wars. Former Republican Congressman Jim Leach describes his a fifty-state civility tour as part of a new "Bridging Cultures" initiative.

A U.S. Ambassador's views on Romania

November 4, 2009

It may be best known as the land of Olympic gymnasts, bleak orphanages, and Dracula, but Romania today is a flourishing democracy. A former U-S ambassador on why Romania thrived after the fall of communism and lessons for other budding...

Post Election Analysis

November 4, 2009

Morning-after analysis of election results in Virginia, New Jersey, and upstate New York.

Margaret Atwood: "The Year of the Flood" (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday)

October 29, 2009

The award-winning author presents her latest novel about a disturbing future world, including a catastrophic pandemic, genetically engineered animals, and a cult devoted to preserving all plant and animal life.

Margaret Atwood...

Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner: "Super Freakonomics" (William Morrow)

October 26, 2009

The best-selling authors of "Freakonomics" return to challenge assumptions about how we make decisions, whether incentives work, and what's really good for the world.

The authors stayed after the show to [answer some of your...

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...

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...

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