The problems of finding a lasting peace in the Middle East almost make solutions to America's problems seem easily attainable. Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz speaks with James Fallows of The Atlantic about the difference between America's momentary problems and Israel's existential contradictions.
Renee Montagne and Steve Inskeep talk about the election with liberal columnist Jonathan Chait of New York Magazine and conservative columnist Jonah Goldberg of National Review Online. Chait has said Republicans lost not just an election but a four-year gamble.
November 7 has arrived — the election is over but political debates continue. Steve Inskeep talks to conservative columnist David Frum and pollster Mark Mellman about election night results. Frum is a contributing editor at Newsweek and The Daily Beast. Mellman is CEO of the Mellman Group.
President Obama won re-election, not by going after independent voters, but by going after emerging groups in the U.S. population. By race, age and gender, voters made clear there are two — or more — Americas, and the Obama team captured more of them, and delivered more of them to the polls.
Tuesday is Election Day and the presidential race appears too close to call. Political oddsmakers have made President Obama the favorite to win, citing his narrow lead in key states, and also in recent days his narrow lead in most national polls. But even the oddsmakers admit there's a chance the president could lose.
In the spirit of bipartisanship ahead of the presidential election, weekends on All Things Considered Guy Raz reunites Pat Buchanan and Michael Kinsley, two pundits who last faced off nearly two decades ago from the political right and left on CNN's Crossfire.
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