Brian Lehrer breaks down the Obama State of the Union speech with Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation; CNN's Ruben Navarette; GOP Congressman Trey Radel of Florida; Ron Kirk, US Trade Representative and Obama Cabinet official; plus your calls.
Last night's debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan saw testy exchanges over Medicare, foreign policy, and unemployment--and plenty of memorable lines. First, Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of The Nation, then Stephen Moore, editorial board member for The Wall Street Journal and author of Who's the Fairest of Them All?, break down the debate--plus listeners' calls.
Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor of The Nation, was on the Lopate Show recently. She also told us what she's been reading and watching recently.
Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel discusses the Obama administration, and her belief that, in the wake of the economic crisis and amidst challenges from the insurgent Tea Party movement, it will take more than one election and one person to reshape American politics. In The Change I Believe In: Fighting for Progress in the Age of Obama vanden Heuvel challenges the limits of political debate, arguing that timid incremental change and the forces of money and establishment power that debilitate American politics will be overcome only by independent organizing, strategic creativity, bold ideas, and determined idealism.
On September 11, 2001, terrorists hijacked four planes, flying two into the Wold Trade Center towers and one into the Pentagon. The day will forever be known simply as 9/11. Ten years later, America has become involved in two overseas wars, the assassination of Osama bin Laden, and the spread of revolution through the Arab world. Is it time to finally end the "War on Terror"?