A panel of journalists joins guest host Steve Roberts for analysis of the week's top national news stories, including: The aftermath of the shooting at the Navy Yard. The Fed's unexpected decision to stick with its stimulus program. And the House Republicans attempt to defund the health care law.
A caller to The Diane Rehm Show notes that the perpetrators of recent mass murders tend to be men, including the gunman who carried out this week's shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. She asks the panel why the national media isn't discussing what in male culture drives people to gun violence. John Stanton at BuzzFeed suggests whether the "middle classification" of men drives them to be macho without an outlet for the behavior. Jerry Seib of The Wall Street Journal points out that violent video games tend to be a male phenomenon.
Former state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and the ACLU are supporting legislation that would limit the ability of law-enforcement and regulatory agencies to collect information and build databases without a warrant.
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