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Week In Politics: Capitalism Versus Democracy

Robert Siegel speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the race between President Obama and presumptive Republican candidate Mitt Romney, and the tension between capitalism and democracy.
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Love At First Punch: Still Going Strong After 75 Years

Van Harris and his wife, Shirley, grew up in the same Brooklyn neighborhood, about a block from each other. During a visit to StoryCorps, Van recalled the day he first noticed Shirley: "She was about 10 years old, and she was beating up a couple of guys. ... I said, 'Geez, I'd like to meet a girl like that.' "
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The American Way: Winners And Losers, And No Ties

It's not whether you win or lose — it's how you play the game. But Frank Deford says its downright un-American to have a tie in sports.
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Draw Something App Reveals The Artistic Chimp In Us All

The Draw Something app works a lot like Pictionary: You pick a word, draw clues and wait for opponents to guess the answer. But cartoonist Matthew Diffee says the app's name is a bit misleading: "It would be more accurate to call it ... 'Draw Something With Your Foot While Bull Riding On A Boat.' "
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Hillary Clinton: 'Incredible Rush' Will Have Its End

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she plans to get off the "high-wire" of politics after she wraps up her tenure as secretary of state, but she's still questioned about her political future wherever she goes. NPR's Michele Kelemen gives a behind-the-scenes account of Clinton's most recent swing through Asia.
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Can A Change Of Heart Beat The Flip-Flop Charge?

Politicians are often lauded in speeches for holding fast to their convictions. But history often honors those who change their minds. Perhaps it's too easy to automatically see political calculation as the only force that changes a politician's mind or heart.

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