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Terry Glavin on President Obama’s Legacy: Podcast 77

Week of 23.01.2017
Podcasts

The Legacy of President Barack Obama: an interview with Terry Glavin

The Roundtable Podcast 77

Ignore the Optimists: the World Isn’t About to End

end-of-the-world

SOME DAY the world’s going to end. No one knows the someday, nor the somehows. That hasn’t prevented speculation. For as long as there’ve been human brains able to theorize, there have been theories.

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Newt Gingrich’s Contract with America is now Ted Cruz’s Contract on America

Ted Cruz

WHILE WRITING this I received an invitation to Washington. At the end of the message, this: “in case of a federal government shutdown, the event will be canceled.” All these years later, I was left thinking, could it be 1995? Only, Newt Gingrich’s Contract with America is now Ted Cruz’s Contract on America, the intervening years providing sources of irony as well as of discouragement. Mostly however discouragement, as I notice that the Continuing Resolution is a continuous thing, alright, but more like an irresolution.

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