Jillian Weinberger

Jillian Weinberger appears in the following:

A Liberal's Case for the Right to Bear Arms

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Apart from a question on assault weapons in the second presidential debate, President Obama and Mitt Romney rarely discussed gun rights or gun control in the 2012 campaign. Despite the lack of presidential rhetoric on the issue, the gun control and gun rights debate continues, especially in the wake of the Aurora shooting last July. Will conservatives and liberals ever find common ground on gun control? Author Craig R. Whitney says yes, and explains how in his new book, "Living with Guns: A Liberal's Case for the Second Amendment."

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Cleveland Plain Dealer Launches Campaign Against Cuts

Monday, November 12, 2012

The "Save The Plain Dealer" campaign began this weekend in Cleveland as journalists react to rumors about staff cuts and reduced publication of the paper which, like many newspapers, has fallen on difficult times.

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How America's Changing Demographics Will Affect the 2016 Vote

Friday, November 09, 2012

In the 2012 Presidential Election, 80 percent of minority voters cast their ballot for President Obama. America's changing demographics, and how the major parties responded to them, had major consequences in 2012. What will these shifts mean for election outcomes in 2016 and beyond? Demographer William Frey, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, explains.

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Changing of the Guard in China

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Today 2,280 Chinese Communist Party delegates arrive in Beijing for the Party's 18th Congress, during which time President Hu Jiantao is expected to cede his position to his presumed successor, Xi Jinping. What should the Chinese people expect from their new president? How will the CCP leadership transition affect US-China relations? James Fallows, national correspondent for The Atlantic, explains.

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Four More Years and President Obama's Legacy

Thursday, November 08, 2012

As he enters his second term, what has President Obama learned from his first four years? What are his goals for the next four? And how does the President hope to shape his legacy? Jodi Kantor, correspondent for Takeaway partner The New York Times and author of "The Obamas," examines these questions, and discusses the political consequences and cultural ramifications of the president's reelection.


Advice for Obama as He Transitions to His Second Term

Thursday, November 08, 2012

President Obama won reelection on Tuesday night, granting him another four years in the White House. As President Obama transitions to his second term, how should he choose his policy priorities and his new members of his cabinet? Sandy Berger, National Security Advisor to President Clinton, and Harrison Wellford, White House transition advisor to Presidents Carter, Clinton, and Obama (in 2008), have advice for President Obama as he transitions into the next four years.

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The World Reacts to the 2012 Presidential Election

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Many Americans watched last night's election results with baited breath, but the election may have major consequences for the citizens beyond our borders. What does the rest of the world think of America's choice for president? Kurt Volker, former U.S. Ambassador to NATO and executive director of the McCain Institute for International Leadership, explains.


The Election's $3 Billion Price Tag

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

According to the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan, independent research group that tracks money in campaigns and elections, Obama and Romney's spending, in conjunction with the nearly $1 billion spent by super PACs, will likely add up to $3 billion by the time the polls close today. What have the American people gained from the seventeen month, $3 billion campaign? Stephen Dubner, author and host of "Freakonomics," explains. 

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It's Time for Independents to Choose

Monday, November 05, 2012

If you haven’t made up your mind by now, there’s not much time left.  We're following up with AJ Dellinger from Wisconsin, Julia Pfaff from Virginia, and Rick Robol of Ohio, and asking them where their internal needle landed.

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Employment Report Beats Expectations

Friday, November 02, 2012

Today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its final unemployment report in advance of the 2012 election on Tuesday, November 6. Charlie Herman, business and economics editor for Takeaway co-producer WNYC, and Todd Zwillich, The Takeaway's Washington correspondent, explain the October numbers and what they mean for election day.

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Hurricane Sandy's Election Impact

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The 2012 election is just six days away, and voters in swing states like Virginia and Ohio are still reeling from the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. How might Hurricane Sandy impact affect early voting, and voter turnout on election day? Anna Sale, reporter for It's A Free Country, and Todd Zwillich, The Takeaway's Washington correspondent, explain.

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Errol Morris Gives Us 'Eleven Excellent Reasons Not to Vote'

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

American exceptionalism resounds through both the Republican and Democratic campaigns this year, and Americans are that only about half of us vote in presidential elections.  Documentary filmmaker Errol Morris details a few reasons why in his recent op-doc on The New York Times, "11 Excellent Reasons Not to Vote?"


Hurricane Sandy Leaves Millions Without Power

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc overnight, leaving xx people without power. How have utility companies responded, and how are residents managing without electricity? Patrick McGeehan, reporter for Takeaway partner The New York Times, explains.


Key and Peele on Politics, Comedy, and President Obama's Endorsement

Friday, October 26, 2012

When it comes to presidential politics, the campaign season is often the comedy gift that keeps on giving. From The Daily Show to The Colbert Report to Saturday Night Live, the election season provides no shortage of material. But this year, only one show has actually received a presidential endorsement. Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele  are the comedians behind "Key & Peele" on Comedy Central. Keegan and Jordan discuss identity, politics, comedy, and their writing process. 


Political Advertising Breaks Records

Friday, October 26, 2012

If you're a voter in Ohio, Colorado, or Virginia, it probably won't surprise you to learn that a recent study found that 2012 has been a record-breaking year for political advertising. Michael Franz, co-director of the Wesleyan Media Project and professor at Bowdoin College, discusses the astronomical amount of money devoted to advertising, and what it means for politics.

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China Prepares for Leadership Transition as US Readies for Presidential Election

Thursday, October 25, 2012

On November 8, just two days after Election Day in the United States, the Chinese Community Party will undergo its own leadership transition, at the 2012 Party Congress. China has figured prominently into the 2012 presidential election, but how much do we understand about the nation of 1.3 billion people?

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Fact-Checking the Foreign Policy Debate

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

In 2008, foreign policy was widely considered then-Senator Barack Obama weakness, but, by 2012, the death of Osama bin Laden and the end of the Iraq War had turned the tied. So how did the president compare to Governor Mitt Romney in last night's debate? Kurt Volker, former U.S. Ambassador to NATO and Executive Director of the McCain Institute for International Leadership, explains.

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A Climate of Doubt

Monday, October 22, 2012

Just a few years ago, climate change was widely considered an inconvenient truth — something that would likely be expensive and difficult to fix, but an issue that nearly all politicians felt compelled to reckon with. But in 2012, climate change has all but evaporated as a political issue. Bill McKibben, environmentalist and author, explains why.

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Obama and Romney Prepare for Debate in Boca Raton, Epicenter of Financial Crisis

Monday, October 22, 2012

In 1994, a group of young J.P. Morgan bankers met for a weekend retreat in the South Florida city of Boca Raton, a fateful trip during which the bankers first conceived of credit derivatives, a creative financial tool that helped hasten the recession. President Obama and Governor Romney debate in Boca Raton today. Financial Times editor Gillian Tett explores the beginning of the financial crisis.

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Rare Elections in Palestinian West Bank Highlight All-Female Ticket

Friday, October 19, 2012

Tomorrow the West Bank will hold the first Palestinian elections in six years. How might these elections change life for West Bank residents? Jodi Rudoren, Jerusalem bureau chief for our partner The New York Times, explains.