September 21 - The UN Takes Up Palestinian Statehood; Winning Back Dissaffected Progressives; Life in an American Theocracy

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We begin with the United Nations where world heads of state are gathering for what is expected to be a session dominated by the question of Palestinian statehood. Veteran U.N. correspondent Ian Williams joins us. He covers the UN for Foreign Policy in Focus. Ian Williams

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Then we look into the state of disillusionment among progressives when it comes to supporting President Obama’s reelection in 2012. Mike Lux, the co-founder and CEO of Progressive Strategies, who was formerly a special assistant to President Clinton for Public Liaison in the White House, joins us discuss the possibility of primary challenges and how the president can win back his disaffected base. mike lux

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Then finally, with two theocratic candidates running for President, Rick Perry and Michelle Bachman, we analyze the results of American theocracy in terms of life in the Red States dominated by the religious right. Stephan Schwartz, Senior Fellow at the Samueli Institute joins us. He has an article in the Science Journal Explore, “The Rise Of American Theocracy; Implications for Science and Healthcare.” stephan schwartz