1,155Oct 22, 2013
Tea Party Movement Influence on Congress
William Galston talked about the philosophy of the tea party movement, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. He argued that the attitudes of those in the movement ...
1,616Sep 17, 2013
Book Discussion on What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted
Tevi Troy, presidential historian and senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, talked about his book, What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted: 200 Years of Popular Culture in the White ...
1,047May 29, 2013
Panelists talked about the domestic and foreign policy implications of legalizing the possession and sale of small quantities of marijuana for recreational use. They analyzed survey data on ...
130Apr 29, 2013
Washington Classroom with Bill Galston
373Apr 22, 2013
Panelists talked about possible Medicare reforms. Topics included premium adjustments according to income, increasing the role of private insurance companies, and restructuring payment to ...
220Oct 26, 2012
Presidents and Political Structure
Panelists talked about the public and political expectations of presidents dealing with disaster relief after hurricanes, floods, and terrorist attacks, as well as the president’s ...
204Oct 8, 2012
Public Perceptions of Arabs and Muslims
Panelists talked about the findings of a public opinion poll on American attitudes toward Arabs and Muslims. The poll was conducted following violent protests in the Arab world that erupted in ...
229Sep 5, 2012
Panelists spoke about U.S. counterterrorism policy and efforts to confront challenges posed by Islamist extremism. They responded to questions from the audience.
431May 24, 2012
Threats to Religious Freedom in the U.S.
Panelists talked about threats to religious freedom within the United States. Topics included the Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate requiring religious organizations to provide health ...
333Mar 19, 2012
William Galston talked about the non-partisan group No Labels' “Make Congress Work!” plan which, according to the group, contains specific proposals to “break gridlock, promote ...
160Jan 13, 2012
Innovations in New Media and Digital Technology
Panelists talked about innovations being developed with social media and digital technology, both from the commercial standpoint and in terms of improving government efficiency and civic ...
361Dec 13, 2011
No Labels, a bipartisan group of current and former members of Congress, talked to reporters about a plan, "Make Congress Work!", a 12-point blueprint for breaking gridlock and promoting ...
1,308Sep 6, 2011
U.S. Attitudes on Islam and Muslims
The Brookings Institution and the Public Religion Research Institute held a forum on their new report on U.S. attitudes towards Islam and Muslims. The report explored issues of national ...
580Dec 13, 2010
Partisanship in Congress
Columnist David Brooks made introductory remarks at the No Labels national leadership meeting. He spoke about the problems of partisanship in Congress and conformity with ...
343Apr 9, 2010
Health of Political Parties
Panelists spoke about the health of the political party system in the U.S. In their remarks they focused on growing partisanship in Congress, electioneering tactics, public perceptions of politics ...
175Mar 8, 2010
Americans' Trust of Government
William Galston talked about his recent Financial Times opinion piece about the current trend of extreme distrust in government, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic ...
1,094Nov 10, 2009
U.S. National Debt
Members of Congress and budget analysts talked about their bi-partisan proposals to reform the current budget system and reduce the federal deficit and national debt. The issue of health care ...
102Nov 10, 2009
William Galston talked about legislative proposals for combating long-term fiscal stability, including his testimony today before the Senate Budget Committee on the nation’s growing ...
844Dec 17, 2008
Book Discussion on The Next Government of the United States
Donald Kettl, author of The Next Government of the United States: Why Our Institutions Fail Us and How to Fix Them (W.W. Norton & Co.; December 1, 2008), participated in a panel discussion ...
138Dec 2, 2008
U.S. Trade Policy and the Obama Administration
Panelists spoke about trade policy and the new presidential administration. Topics included bilateral and international trade agreements, free trade, and incorporating labor and environmental ...
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