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January 23, 2015 Comment

Boyish Engineer-Turned-Protester Could Be Next Greek Prime Minister

Greeks will elect a new government on Sunday, and the new prime minister could be a charismatic leftist named Alexis Tsipras.

January 23, 2015 4 Comments

How ‘The Good War’ In Afghanistan Went Bad

Jack Fairweather’s new book argues the war could turn out to be the defining tragedy of the 21st century.

January 23, 2015 Comment

What Now For The Arab Spring?

The collapse of Yemen’s government raises concerns that it will become more of a breeding ground for extremism.

January 23, 2015 2 Comments

What Governors Are Talking About In Their State Of The State Speeches

We take a look at what the governors of Colorado, Michigan and New York are planning for the year to come.

January 23, 2015 Comment

Saudi Arabia In Transition After King Abdullah’s Death

Yochi Dreazen of Foreign Policy discusses King Abdullah’s legacy, the transition and the challenges facing the new king.

January 22, 2015 3 Comments

Longtime New York Assembly Speaker Arrested On Corruption Charges

The FBI arrested Sheldon Silver, one of the most powerful men in New York, on charges of using his office to solicit bribes and kickbacks.

January 22, 2015 16 Comments

More Aggressive Of Two Anti-Abortion Bills Fails

A bill initially planned for a vote today fell through last night, when women Republicans objected to rape exception language.

January 22, 2015 Comment

Talks Between U.S. And Cuba Over Renewed Ties Continue

The highest-level U.S. delegation to the communist island in more than three decades is holding a second day of talks with Cuban officials.

January 21, 2015 Comment

Sen. John Thune Criticizes President Obama’s Agenda

The South Dakota Republican blasted the plan, calling it an “agenda of top-down policies of the past to tax, spend and regulate.”

January 21, 2015 Comment

Reaction From Pakistan To The State Of The Union Address

NPR’s Philip Reeves, who is based in Islamabad, discusses reaction within Pakistan to the president’s address.

January 21, 2015 8 Comments

State Of The Union Analysis And A Look Ahead

NPR’s Ron Elving muses on what next for President Obama and Congress, after the president delivered his State of the Union speech.

January 21, 2015 15 Comments

Sen. Ron Johnson Responds To State Of The Union

The Wisconsin Republican joins us to discuss how the president’s address resonated with those in control of Congress.

January 20, 2015 4 Comments

Moroccan-Dutch Novelist On Growing Up Muslim In Europe

Abdelkader Benali discusses the issues facing Europe’s young, marginalized Muslims, and his own experience in the Netherlands.

January 20, 2015 3 Comments

Newspaper Editors Preview State Of The Union Speech

Editors from Texas, Florida and New York discuss some of the topics the president is expected to discuss during tonight’s address.

January 20, 2015 3 Comments

Davos 2015: World Economic Forum Preview

Bloomberg editor Tom Keene says recent developments in Europe make it a particularly exciting event.

January 20, 2015 8 Comments

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad’s Winning Ways

The Republican governor is on track to become the longest serving governor in the history of the United States.

January 20, 2015 Comment

White House Adviser Previews State Of The Union

President Obama is expected to focus on income equality and middle class economic issues in his address at 9 p.m. Eastern.

January 19, 2015 Comment

What's The State Of The Union, Six Years Into Obama’s Presidency?

NPR’s Marilyn Geewax discusses how the economy has changed, and what we might hear about that in the State of the Union address.

January 19, 2015 8 Comments

A Look Ahead To Election 2016: Who To Watch

No one has officially declared a run for president yet, but political analyst John Heilemann tells us who to watch as the countdown to 2016 begins.

January 16, 2015 Comment

Will Supreme Court Weigh In on Four Same-Sex Marriage Cases?

The high court will soon decide whether to hear cases from Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee.

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January 22 Comment

The Playwright Behind ‘Vanya And Sonia And Masha And Spike’

Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning comedy is currently being performed in 27 regional theaters across the U.S.

January 22 25 Comments

EdX CEO Lays Out Disruptive Vision For Higher Ed

Anant Agarwal believes MOOCs — massive online courses — can be a disruptive force for good in higher education.

January 21 22 Comments

What Happens When Your Sibling Makes More Than You?

Sociologist Dalton Conley explains what it means for family dynamics when one sibling is significantly richer or poorer.

January 21 2 Comments

Obama’s Proposal On Inequality: Is It Enough?

Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz offers his take on the president's plan and whether it goes too far or not far enough.