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November 27, 2015 4 Comments

Cruz Surges, Trump Stands Firm On ‘Cheering Muslims’ 9/11 Claim

Margaret Talev of Bloomberg News and Jay Newton-Small of Time magazine join us for our weekly look at the race for 2016.

November 25, 2015 2 Comments

Security Analyst: Current U.S. Strategy Won’t Beat ISIS

John Walcott argues that there is a critical missing piece in the campaign to fight the Islamic State group: human intelligence.

November 25, 2015 Comment

Turkey, Russia Promise Not To Go To War Over Downing Of Russian Fighter Jet

Tensions are still running high and questions remain about what the fallout might look like, after Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet.

November 25, 2015 Comment

A Muslim Parliamentarian’s View On Fighting Terrorists

Syed Kamall, a member of the European Parliament, discusses what should be done following the Paris attacks.

November 24, 2015 2 Comments

French President Hollande Meets With Obama

The two leaders held a joint press conference, just over a week after a series of terrorist attacks in Paris left 130 people dead.

November 23, 2015 Comment

French President To Visit White House

President Obama will welcome French President François Hollande to the White House tomorrow in the aftermath of the Paris attacks.

November 23, 2015 2 Comments

How The U.S. Ended Up With The Fed

For more than 100 years, the U.S. resisted having a central bank, but finally in 1913, the Federal Reserve System was created.

November 20, 2015 Comment

Ahead Of N.H. Primary, Candidates Less Focused On Town Halls

Some past N.H. primary winners have put town halls at the center of their campaign strategies, but that has not been the case this year.

November 20, 2015 7 Comments

The Obama Administration’s Strategy In The Fight Against ISIS

The president’s special envoy to Global Coalition to Counter ISIL discusses the administration’s strategy against the militant group.

November 20, 2015 2 Comments

Gawker Becomes A Politics-Only Site

After years of spearheading Internet journalism, the edgy online news brand has announced it will focus solely on politics.

November 20, 2015 25 Comments

The Language Of Counterterrorism: Is Obama Striking The Right Tone?

President Obama has been careful about how he frames terrorist attacks and the fight against extremism. Some say too careful.

November 20, 2015 3 Comments

Candidates Respond To Threat Of ISIS, Concerns About Refugees

Rick Klein of ABC News and Rebecca Sinderbrand of The Washington Post discuss how the Paris attacks are reverberating.

November 20, 2015 Comment

Democrat May Be Poised To Win Louisiana Governor’s Race

Louisiana is a solidly red state, but recent polls reveal Democrat John Bel Edwards is leading over Republican U.S. Senator David Vitter.

November 19, 2015 Comment

After Paris, Refugee Crisis Puts Future Of EU In The Balance

David Miliband, head of the International Rescue Committee, discusses the refugee crisis and how Europe is handling the situation.

November 19, 2015 33 Comments

Will Bombing ISIS Only Make It Stronger?

Jessica Stern asks: Will destroying ISIS on its home turf feed into its strategy and foster more extremism abroad?

November 19, 2015 4 Comments

Security Concerns About Refugees ‘Very Legitimate’, Says N.C. Gov. McCrory

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is among the 30 governors who have come out against resettling Syrians until concerns are addressed.

November 18, 2015 7 Comments

Humanitarian Aid Leader Responds To Refugee Backlash

David Miliband of the International Rescue Committee responds to concerns that resettling refugees could open the door to terrorism.

November 17, 2015 7 Comments

Could The Paris Attacks Happen In The U.S.?

The former coordinator for counterterrorism at the State Department writes that “the United States is a significantly safer place.”

November 17, 2015 5 Comments

Sen. Tim Kaine: Congress ‘Afraid To Vote On A War’

The Virginia Democrat says Congress has been avoiding accountability for the airstrike campaign against ISIS militants.

November 17, 2015 15 Comments

Syrian American In Michigan: Calls To Block Migrants ‘Unfortunate’

Reem Akkad of the Syrian American Rescue Network responds to the wave opposition to resettling Syrian refugees.


Experts share a range of perspectives on how to combat the Islamic State militant group, and the role the U.S. should play.

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Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

November 26 5 Comments

Arlo Guthrie Celebrates 50 Years Of ‘Alice’s Restaurant’

Listening to the 18-minute musical monologue has been a Thanksgiving tradition among folk music fans for decades.

November 26 Comment

One Refugee’s Story Of Coming To America

Paul Okot vividly remembers landing at JFK airport in New York at 7 years old, after fleeing violence in southern Sudan.

November 25 3 Comments

Rapper Le1f Finds Struggle And Moral Diversity In American Music

We've been asking musicians what they think of when they think "American music." Today we hear from Khalif Diouf, aka Le1f.

November 24 7 Comments

Ferguson: One Year Later

City council member Wesley Bell looks back on the past year since protests and violence swept the Missouri city.