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GIVE ME CIVIL LIBERTIES OR GIVE ME...SAFETY? Should the Patriot Act Be Renewed?

with Jenny Martinez, John Yoovia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, February 11, 2005

In late 2001, in response to the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the Bush administration proposed the USA Patriot Act, which gave law enforcement agencies expanded surveillance and intelligence-gathering powers. Congress overwhelmingly approved the Patriot Act on the condition that most provisions of the act would expire in 2005. President Bush now wants all provisions of the act extended. Should they be? Or are the provisions dangerous and unnecessary infringements on our civil liberties? Peter Robinson speaks with Jenny Martinez and John Yoo.

A HEALTHY DEBATE: Health Care Reform

with John F. Cogan, Alain Enthovenvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, February 1, 2005

The United States leads the developed world in spending on health care, at nearly 15 percent of our GDP. But based on measures such as life expectancy at birth, Americans receive a lower level of care than do the citizens of many countries that spend less. What's wrong with health care in America? And how should we fix it? Peter Robinson speaks with John F. Cogan and Alain Enthoven.

LAND OF LINCOLN: Abraham Lincoln and American History

with Andrew Fergusonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, February 1, 2005

Henry Ford once said that "history is more or less bunk. We want to live in the present and the only history that is worth a tinker's dam is the history we make today." Do Americans care about history or not? Journalist Andrew Ferguson discusses America's relationship with its own history using the continuing fascination with Abraham Lincoln as a case study.

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Stick to the Basics

by Michael J. Boskinvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2005

It was the Kerry-Edwards campaign that was out of touch with economic reality. By Michael J. Boskin.

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Bush’s War on Poverty, Part I

by Jeffrey M. Jonesvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2005

The Bush administration is promoting a 10-year program to eradicate homelessness in America. Is this goal attainable? By Jeffrey M. Jones.

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Why We Need Europe

by Gerald A. Dorfmanvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2005

We cannot succeed in Iraq or in the war on terror without first repairing our relations with Europe. By Gerald A. Dorfman.

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The Courts at a Crossroads

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2005

What kind of judges should the president nominate? The kind who are willing to place limitations on government power and to protect individual rights against federal and state intervention. By Richard A. Epstein.

The Real Humanists

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2005

The toppling the Taliban, the overthrowing of Saddam Hussein, and the establishment of democracy in the Arab world represent "the most humane developments in the Middle East in a century." By Victor Davis Hanson.

An Energy Policy for the Twenty-first Century

by James L. Sweeneyvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2005

The challenge for the next four years: to implement energy policies that allow plentiful energy at reasonable costs, that enhance energy security, and that reduce emissions of carbon dioxide. By James L. Sweeney.

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Think Rushmore

by Thomas Sowellvia Hoover Digest
Sunday, January 30, 2005

The Bush administration faces challenges and dangers of a kind that few other administrations in all our history have ever had to face. But these historic challenges and dangers also represent historic opportunities. By Thomas Sowell.

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