Jillian Weinberger

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'Mad Men' Creator Matthew Weiner on Writing the Cuban Missile Crisis

Friday, October 12, 2012

Set in the 1960s, the AMC series "Mad Men," created by Matthew Weiner, documents the dramas of that turbulent decade through the personal, everyday lives of its characters. October 14, 2012 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, a historical event that serves as the backdrop to Mad Men's season two finale, "Meditations in an Emergency," which Weiner co-wrote and directed.

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Civil Rights, the Courts, and Public Opinion: The Case of Gay Marriage

Thursday, October 11, 2012

While Supreme Court decisions like Brown v. Board of Education can change the course of American history, they can also engender serious political backlash. Is litigation the best way to secure rights for minority groups?

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Supreme Court Could Overturn Affirmative Action

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

On June 23, 2003, the Supreme Court upheld the affirmative action policy at the University of Michigan Law School. Today, just nine years after Justice O'Connor issued the Court's decision in Grutter, the Supreme Court will hear Fisher v. University of Texas, Austin, a case that has the potential to overturn affirmative action in higher education.

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Lake County Ohio: Voters Discuss The Presidential Election

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

All this week, we've been hearing from a panel of seven voters in Lake County, Ohio. The Takeaway’s host John Hockenberry spent time there over the weekend to get a better sense of what matters to the people in this swing county, in the crucial swing state of Ohio.


Seven Ohio Voters: From Liberal to Conservative and Everything in Between

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

All week, The Takeaway is speaking with voters from a swing county a crucial swing state: Lake County, Ohio. From liberal to conservative, from a 21-year-old student to a 79-year-old great-grandfather, The Takeaway's seven Lake County voters represented a diverse group.

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The Seven Ohio Voters Who Will Determine the Election

Monday, October 08, 2012

Lake County, Ohio has become a good determiner of the way that the swing state will vote, and thus, is also a fairly good predictor of presidential elections. Seven voters coming from different backgrounds, and bringing very different concerns to the table, discuss what's swaying them.

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Small Business Owners React to Jobs Report

Friday, October 05, 2012

The recently-released ADP September jobs report showed modest growth in the job market. While all of this will certainly be hailed as positive results from the Democrats, Republicans and other detractors will be quick to point out that job growth has been significantly less than what was expected.

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The United Nations and the Syrian Conflict

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

After 18 months, and over 20,000 dead, there's still no end in sight for Syria. Martin Nesirky, spokesperson for U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, explains the U.N.'s strategy going forward.

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From Native Americans to the ADA: A History of Disabilities in the United States

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Americans living with disabilities have a long and varied history in this country, as demonstrated in "A Disability History of the United States," a new book by Kim E. Nielsen, professor of history and disability studies at the University of Toledo. Professor Nielson examines this history from a cultural standpoint, as perceptions of disabilities changed dramatically when Europeans colonized the Americas, and as the country moved toward urbanization and industrialization in the 19th century. 

Comments [3] The 'Pandora' of the Art World

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Fine art is one of the last mediums to resist the digital pull. We buy music, shoes, books, and anything else we want online, but art has remained a world apart. Carter Cleveland and Sebastian Cwilich, the developers of, aim to change that.

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Nate Silver on the Science of Prediction

Monday, October 01, 2012

Political junkies, economists, baseball scouts, meteorologists, and basically everyone else in the world is constantly trying to predict the future. And yet with the overwhelming amount of data that came with the information age, forecasters are often wrong — if not completely shocked — by the results.

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Affirmative Action to Warrantless Wiretapping: The Upcoming Supreme Court Term

Monday, October 01, 2012

The Supreme Court begins its 2012-2012 term today, just months after announcing its decision on the Affordable Care Act. While the Court has announced only half of the cases it will hear over the next nine months, Jeffrey Rosen, professor of law at George Washington University, explains that the Justices already have a number of contentious issues on the calendar.

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Don't Mention It: Guantanamo Bay

Monday, October 01, 2012

Miami Herald correspondent Carol Rosenberg explains why Guantanamo is missing this campaign season, and what Americans still need to know about the detention facility. 

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Is Israel's Military Hindering Middle East Peace?

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A new book by longtime Jerusalem correspondent Patrick Tyler argues that while Iran and other countries in the Middle East have no doubt contributed to the stalemate in the region, Israel's bellicose outlook has also impeded the prospects for peace. Tyler is the author of "Fortress Israel: The Inside Story of the Military Elite Who Run the Country – And Why They Can’t Make Peace."

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Candy Crowley: The First Woman to Moderate a Presidential Debate in 20 Years

Monday, September 24, 2012

As the host of CNN's State of the Union and the network's chief political correspondent, Candy Crowley has made a career of holding politicians accountable. A new challenge awaits her this political season: On Tuesday, October 16, Crowley will moderate the second presidential debate.

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A Closer Look at the Swinging Buckeye State

Friday, September 21, 2012

The BBC's Dan Damon is in Ohio this week for an in-depth look at the Midwest perspective on President Obama and Mitt Romney. This year, Ohioans are also in the midst of a contentious Senate race. Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich explains the shifting Ohio race, and looks at close Senate races across the country. 

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Election Season Is a Comedy Gold Mine for SNL Writer Seth Meyers

Thursday, September 20, 2012

As Saturday Night Live's head writer and host of the show's "Weekend Update" segment, Seth Meyers eagerly awaits the presidential election every four years. In 2008, his first year as head writer, Meyers and SNL alum Tina Fey co-wrote the show's award-winning parodies of Sarah Palin.

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The Hidden World of Myanmar

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Burmese democracy activist Aung Sung Suu Kyi will receive the Congressional Medal of Honor in Washington today. Robert Lieberman explores Burma, ruled for years by a repressive military government, in his new documentary, "They Call It Myanmar."

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Andy Warhol, Culturally Relevant as Ever

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

"Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years," attempts to capture the scope of Warhol's extraordinary influence on contemporary American art, featuring the work of artists like Jeff Koons, Cindy Sherman, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Richard Prince — famous artists in their own right.

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How a Liberal Ideal Became a Conservative Cause

Monday, September 17, 2012

Family values is an oft-repeated in phrase in all presidential campaigns, but the definition has definitely changed over the past few decades. Brown University historian Robert O. Self explores the rightward shift of American politics through the lens of family values in his new book, "All in the Family."

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