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Jon Meacham


Jon Meacham: Why the world won’t end tomorrow

Will the world end tomorrow? Jon Meacham’s take on the latest purported coming of the rapture, May 21.


Jon Meacham: After bin Laden’s death, will Obama seize the opportunity to move forward?

The death of Osama bin Laden gives President Obama a new opportunity to adjust the nation’s agenda and focus on improving national security by investing in America’s economic future, says Jon Meacham.


  Common-sense rules for a ‘moneyed political culture that knows no limits’

As President Obama weighs an executive order that would require federal contractors to disclose their political spending, Jon Meacham discusses why we need limits on our ‘moneyed political culture.’


  What if there’s no hell? One pastor’s controversial question

Does hell exist? Jon Meacham comments on one evangelical minister’s controversial book, and on the importance of doubt.


Math for America’s Jim Simons on his formula for improving math education

Jon Meacham sits down with Jim Simons, founder of Math for America, to find out why Simons has devoted so much of his time – and money – to improving math education in the U.S.


Jon Meacham’s new role at Need to Know

In mid-April, Jon Meacham will be stepping back from his role as co-anchor, but still conducting interviews and doing his popular In Perspective essays.


A clip by any other name

Jon Meacham responds to thousands of comments about his “In Perspective” piece on assault weapons like that used in the Tuscon shootings.


  Jon Meacham, a gun owner, on restoring the assault weapons ban

In light of the shootings in Arizona, Need to Know’s Jon Meacham — a gun owner — takes both parties to task for their reluctance to ban assault weapons.


  The legacy of Richard Holbrooke

In this essay, Jon Meacham considers the legacy of the late Richard Holbrooke, who died this week at the age of 69, and his impact on U.S. diplomacy.

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