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PBS looks back at the Clinton presidency in new documentary

02/21/12 02:19PM

Writer and director Barak Goodman joined us this morning for a talk about his new American Experience PBS documentary "Clinton," which looks at the life and presidency of the 42nd president Bill Clinton and revisits the Monica Lewinsky scandal.The two-part, four-hour documentary began last night and finishes this evening (Feb. read more

Must-Read Op-Eds for Tuesday, February 21, 2012

02/21/12 07:16AM

REPUBLICANS ARE MAKING IT EASY FOR OBAMA BY MICHAEL GERSON WASHINGTON POST need to offer a credible economic alternative, while pointing out that Obama has missed his own objectives on reducing unemployment and the federal debt by a mile. Obama — having pledged to cut the deficit in half during his term — has produced four massively unbalanced budgets that put the United States on the road to Athens. read more

An excerpt from Peter Diamandis' new book "Abundance"

An excerpt from Peter Diamandis' new book "Abundance"

02/21/12 06:52AM

“…One of the better responses to the threat of scarcity is not to try to slice our pie thinner—rather it’s to figure out how to make more pies.  Of course, the make-more-pies approach is nothing new, but there are a few key differences this time around. These differences will comprise the bulk of this book, but the short version is that for the first time in history, our capabilities have begun to catch up to our ambitions. read more

Morning Headlines: Tuesday, Feb. 21

02/21/12 05:55AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Europe seals new $170B Greece bailout to avoid chaotic defaultNYT: Early lobbying leaves GOP campaigns more dependent on 'super PAC' aidRick Santorum fundraising soared after winsWhite House, Republicans tiptoe towards corporate tax overhaulPoll: Santorum opens up double-digit national lead over RomneyStudy: Negative GOP campaign ads more frequent, vicious than in pastBirth control as election issue? read more

California hardcore punk band Black Flag

Nerd alert: The New Yorker's Kelefa Sanneh on hardcore music

02/20/12 11:57AM

For most of my life, I've been a fan of hardcore music -- that louder, faster, less artful (and perhaps less-appreciated) child of punk rock. It was my real first love.It's something I discovered in Virginia Beach, Va. in the mid-1980s when a friend from across the street dubbed me a tape of Minor Threat's first two records. read more

Must-Read Op-Eds for Monday, February 20, 2012

02/20/12 08:10AM

WHY IT MATTERS THAT OUR POLITICIANS ARE RICHBY BRITT PETERSONBOSTON GLOBEPoliticians would like us to believe that all this money doesn't matter in a deeper sense-that what matters is ideas, skills, and leadership ability. Aside from a little extra business savvy, they're regular people just like the rest of us: They just happen to have more money. But is that true? In fact, a number of new studies suggest that, in certain key ways, people with that much money are not like the rest of us at all. read more