Thursday, May 22, 2014
Monday, April 07, 2014
Nomi Prins, senior fellow at Demos, former investment banker and author of All the Presidents' Bankers: The Hidden Alliances that Drive American Power (Nation Books, 2014), looks back over the last century at the "symbiotic" relationship between American presidents and the banks.
Monday, November 11, 2013
On November 22, the nation will pause to reflect on the 50 years since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. As historian Robert Caro says in "American Experience: JFK," a new documentary by Takeaway partner WGBH, "We will never know whether he would have been a great president—I'd bet on him, but we didn't have that chance." In the wake of Kennedy's untimely death, we are left with puzzle pieces that do not make a complete picture of a presidency.
Thursday, June 06, 2013
Joseph Nye, University Distinguished Service Professor, former dean of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and the author of Presidential Leadership and the Creation of the American Era (Princeton University Press, May 26, 2013) examines eight presidencies to advise the current White House on effective foreign policy.
Tuesday, October 09, 2012
A new two-hour biography about the lives of the former Massachusetts governor, Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama examines their childhoods and their early struggles to launch their political careers. The new FRONTLINE documentary is an extensive effort to better understand the men competing for the presidency in 2012.
Friday, April 13, 2012
Steve Shaw, political science professor at Northwest Nazarene University, and Darrin Grinder, chair of the English department at Northwest Nazarene University, are co-authors of The Presidents & Their Faith: From George Washington to Barack Obama. They look at how the relationship between religion and the presidency has played out in history.
Friday, April 06, 2012
With gas prices on the rise, the cost of fuel is set to become a defining issue of the presidential race. Bob speaks to NPR's Planet Money reporter Adam Davidson about how the media haven't done a good job correcting misconceptions about the president's role in rising fuel costs and how the staggering price of gas doesn't really change consumer behavior.
Errors - Tusk
Monday, February 13, 2012
In the Greek capital of Athens the stench of tear gas reportedly still hangs in the in the air this morning. It follows a night of rioting after Greek lawmakers approved harsh new austerity measures demanded by bailout creditors to save the nation from bankruptcy. Many buildings were burned while dozens of stores and cafes were smashed and looted.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Although his father was the first candidate to release their tax returns, the impetus for Massachussetts governor Mitt Romney making his financial life public — and the rallying cry of Gingrich-boosting Super PACs — is the assertion that Romney is too rich and therefore too out of touch to be president. Throughout the decades, Americans have elected very wealthy men to the White House without any fanfare. Yet with record rates of unemployment that many are experiencing over a period of years, the issue of class in the U.S. has gained a new significance.
Thursday, January 05, 2012
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
For a man who has yet to officially declare his candidacy, there is immense hype surrounding Donald Trump as a Republican presidential contender. And it seems that GOP voters are interested — a recent Wall Street Journal/NBC poll of Republican primary voters had Trump tied for second place with former Governor Mike Huckabee at 17 percent, just a few points behind Mitt Romney, who came in at 21 percent. But our next guest isn’t buying it – in fact, he’s betting his savings that the Donald won’t enter the 2012 race. Joining us is Steve Kornacki, Politics Editor for Salon.com.
Monday, April 04, 2011
By Solomon Kleinsmith : IAFC Blogger
If something is legal, does it make it right?
That's the question that lies at the bottom of this firestorm over General Electric's lack of paying any taxes, even though it made a $5.1 billion dollar profit last year.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie's mantra in every national interview is that he is not running for President in 2012. But that hasn't stopped Republicans from asking, or voters from noticing. In a recent Quinnipiac University poll, respondents ranked Christie number three, just below first lady Michelle Obama and former President Bill Clinton (and one step above President Barack Obama) when asked to rate how they feel about public leaders. Christie is, in a word, a "hot" political commodity. But polls also showed Christie has issues with name recognition: 55 percent of respondents said they didn't know him well enough to make a decision.