October 11 - A Vice Presidential Candidate Not in Tonight's Debate; Foreign Policy Issues Not Raised in the Next Debate; Will Biden Tie Ryan to Romney Tonight?

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We begin with one of the important challenges facing America that will not be discussed in tonight’s Vice Presidential debate and that is the failed war on drugs. The Libertarian Party’s candidate for Vice President of the United States, who should be participating in tonight’s debate, Judge James Gray joins us to discuss his candidacy and his book “Why Our Drug Laws Have Failed and What We Can Do About It”. jim gray

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Then, as next Tuesday’s presidential debate on foreign policy approaches, we discuss what will not be brought up in the debate with a former State Department Foreign Service Officer whose career ended when he wrote about his experience in Iraq in “We Meant Well:  How I Helped Lose the Battle For the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People”. Peter Van Buren joins us to expand on his article in the Huffington Post, “Six Critical Foreign Policy Questions That Won’t Be Raised in the Presidential Debates”.

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Part 3

Then finally we examine what is likely to be brought up in tonight’s Vice Presidential debate and the extent to which Joe Biden will attempt to tie Paul Ryan to Mitt Romney to try to make up for President Obama’s failure to challenge Romney who clearly ran away with the last debate. David Lowery, a Professor of Political Science at Penn State University where he is also the Director of the Center for American Political Responsiveness, joins us.

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