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May 7, 2010

Weekly Show

The panel discusses the alleged homegrown terror plot in New York City and the man-made disaster in the Gulf. Elizabeth Shogren of NPR joins the panel, and Dan Balz of The Washington Post reports from London.

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The Politics of Panic

Gwen's Take

It felt as if everyone was rushing to the ramparts this week. From Times Square to the Gulf Coast to Greece and Wall Street, the world has seemed positively out of breath.

Part of the reason, of course, is the pace of events. If you weren’t already terrified by the idea of hundreds of thousands of gallons of crude oil gushing toward New Orleans, you were certainly rattled by the panicked shouting on CNBC Thursday afternoon when the Dow suddenly plunged nearly 1,000 points.