Tag: Politics
mitch-daniels-2011-03-28
Interview
Airdate: March 28, 2011

Second-term Indiana governor, a potential GOP presidential candidate in the 2012 race, discusses the recent budget crisis and legislative walkout in his state.

March 27th, 2011

I saw this story online and found it really interesting. CNN reporter Eric Marrapodi writes how the Obama administration’s “don’t ask don’t tell” repeal could affect chaplains maintaining their role in the military. It’s true that many individuals took the role of chaplain because they feel a higher calling to be of service to the [...]

richard-haass-2011-03-24
Interview
Airdate: March 24, 2011

Council on Foreign Relations president describes why he believes the U.S. has made a mistake by escalating its goals in the Libyan conflict.

Photo by: Van Evers, TS Media, Inc.
Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
March 24th, 2011

Foreign policy expert Richard Haass talks to Tavis tonight about the role of the United States in the Libyan conflict. “I believe we made a mistake by escalating our goals,” says the President of the Council on Foreign Relations. “Very quickly we took diplomacy off the board. We were left then with either sanctions… or [...]

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone. Photo courtesy: Van Evers, TS Media, Inc.
Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
March 23rd, 2011

Twitter turned five this week, and co-founder Biz Stone sat down with Tavis to discuss the ups and downs of the microblogging site. I wish we could have predicted it,” says Stone in the clip below and on the show tonight. “Because we weren’t ready for the growth.” The growth that Stone is referring to [...]

warren-christopher-tribute-2011-03-21
Interview
Airdate: March 21, 2011

Tavis pays tribute to Presidential Medall of Freedom recipient and former U.S. Secretary of State.

Potassium Iodide
March 19th, 2011

While the tablets can protect the thyroid from absorption of radioactive iodine that is released in a nuclear crisis, the West Coast folks who are popping and/or stockpiling the pills are not going to come into contact with levels high enough to warrant the consumption of the pills.

Boiling water reactor design
March 18th, 2011

“Nuclear meltdown” is certainly a dramatic phrase. But after speaking to a former NRC commissioner, it became clear that it is not a scientific term.

Photo by: Van Evers, TS Media, Inc.
Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
March 9th, 2011

Rap artist Lupe Fiasco says he has no problem taking President Obama to task, even though it might not go over well with some of the fans of his music. “I respect him. And I love him as a brother,” says the Chicago native, whose long-awaited third album “Lasers” is out this week. “But there’s [...]

elkikhia2
Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
March 7th, 2011

Should the United States lead the way in imposing a no-fly zone over Libya? Libyan dissident and University of Texas political science department chair Mansour El-Kikhia says that if the U.S. doesn’t push for a no-fly zone, at the very least, it should give the Libyan people a chance to level the playing field by [...]

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