Multimedia Archive for 2008
If I Were Writing John McCain's Acceptance Speech Thursday Night ... Or Rewriting Barack Obama's Last Week
September 1, 2008
David Frum and John Hinderaker discuss what they – in their best first- and second-guessing – would urge Senators McCain and Obama to say and/or have said in their acceptance speeches.
July 15, 2008
In this presentation, Joseph Fornieri articulates Lincoln’s political faith and shows how it was formulated as a response to the competing political religions of his time that likewise appealed to the authority of the Bible and religion to justify their proslavery policies. He then considers the contemporary relevance of Lincoln’s political faith and its compatibility, or lack thereof, with alternative religious interpretations of American public life issuing from the pulpit today.
March 26, 2008
Chester E. Finn, Jr. talks about his new autobiography, the entertainingly serious and perfectly titled Troublemaker. Checker (as he’s known) has been the nation’s most incisive education scholar and critic for more than a generation.
March 6, 2008
Economist Margo Thorning discusses the likely consequences of Minnesota's proposed Climate Mitigation Action Plan on employment, household income, and new investments in the state. She also talks about the likely economic and environmental effects of bills currently before Congress, including the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act.
February 13, 2008
DFLer Roger Moe and Republican Steve Sviggum, two of Minnesota's legendary legislators, talk about how men and women in public life can remain philosophically true to themselves and find solutions to critical issues while staying clear of besmirching their colleagues' intelligence, intentions, patriotism, good looks, and family trees.