Each month, NPR's All Things Considered invites a poet into the newsroom to see how the show comes together, and to write an original poem about the news. This month, our NewsPoet is Paisley Rekdal. Want to write your own poem about the day's news? You can put them in the comments below.
Politicians, in general, aren't known for honesty. But in an op-ed in the Washington Post, Kathleen Hall Jamieson argues that voters, nervous about the economy and wary after hearing promise after promise things will get better, are ready to hear "hard truths" from President Obama and Mitt Romney.
The Green Party, which is perhaps best known for its former presidential candidate Ralph Nader and the role he may have played in determining the 2000 election, holds its 2012 nominating convention on July 14 in Baltimore.
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 Mitt Romney and the health care mandate.
Americans still have many questions about the Affordable Care Act and how it will impact their health insurance coverage. Health policy correspondent Julie Rovner answers questions from listeners about how the law affects Medicare, how the penalty for not having the required coverage applies to low income people and people living overseas, and how much insurers can raise premiums.
When you give to WAMU, your tax-deductible membership gift helps make possible award-winning programs such as Morning Edition, All Things Considered, The Diane Rehm Show, The Kojo Nnamdi Show, and other favorites.