Wednesday, May 01, 2013
President Obama says the United States will not intervene in Syria unless there is clear evidence that chemical weapons have been used by the Assad regime. But with already 70,000 people dead in this conflict, are we splitting hairs over the techniques used to kill people? Does it really matter how people are being killed?
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
President Obama is visiting Mexico Thursday. Shannon O'Neil, senior fellow for Latin America Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of Two Nations Indivisible: Mexico, the United States, and the Road Ahead, talks about what to expect from the trip and the relationship between Obama and President Pena Nieto.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Fred Kaplan, War Stories columnist for Slate and author of The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War, wrote last week: "One thing that [President] Obama has made very clear in his approach to war and peace: He abhors the prospect of uncontrolled escalation." Today, he talks about the Obama administration's "red line" when it comes to Syria, and the calculation of conflict.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Yesterday, the senate voted down a plan to expand background checks on firearm sales, as well as several other amendments gun control advocates said would help prevent gun violence. Glenn Thrush, Senior White House Reporter for POLITICO, discusses the vote, President Obama's impassioned reaction to the defeat, and what comes next.
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Decoding Dreams in New Research | Obama's Budget to Be Announced Wednesday
Thursday, April 04, 2013
Monday, April 01, 2013
Friday, March 22, 2013
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Is there Hope for Middle East Peace in Obama's Second Term? | Blind Spots in Our Kids' Education | The Choices and Challenges of Feminist Stay-at-Home Moms | New Photos Capture 'Oldest Light' in the Universe | Music Marathons | Our 'Blindspot': Hidden Biases with Real-Life Consequences
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
In his new biography of the Fox News president, American-Israeli author and journalist Zev Chafets writes that he "got a closer look at Roger Ailes than any journalist who doesn't work for him ever has." He talks to Brian about his book, Roger Ailes: Off Camera, as well as President Obama's trip to the Middle East. Chafets is a former senior official in the Begin administration.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Why Drones Are Our Modern Nuclear Bomb | Fire and Forget: New Stories for New Wars | President Obama's Goodwill Tour…of Congress | New Movie Releases: 'Burt Wonderstone,' 'The Call,' 'Spring Breakers,' 'Ginger and Rosa'
Saturday, March 09, 2013
On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists John Dickerson, David Plotz, and special guest Dave Weigel discuss President Obama’s renewed efforts to schmooze GOP lawmakers in order to resolve contentious budget issues, and Sen. Rand Paul's 12-hour filibuster on US drone policy.
Monday, March 04, 2013
Friday, February 22, 2013
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Of all foreign threats, none may be as troublesome to the security of the United States as Iran. But with diplomatic relations between the two countries stalled, former Under Secretary of State Nicholas Burns discusses how the Obama administration should approach the government in Tehran.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013