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Jul 27, 2011 8:00pm EDT
assistant to president george bush, who's also not in charge of it. thanks to both of you for coming here. let me start with you, dylan. what -- who is in charge of the gop these days? >> well, the speaker's very much in charge of that caucus. and you know, i think they had a contentious meeting of the caucus this afternoon, but by all accounts the ball's moving in the right direction. and i tend to be an optimist, but i feel like the speaker will get his votes and a lot of those tea party activists will be a part of that vote and that bill will move out of the house tomorrow at some point in my opinion. >> i think if you just look at the math you find yourself saying, steve, that the reason the tea party is so powerful is because if they stick together, even 2/3 of them, they can sort of strangle things there. >> it would take even less than that. because the democrats have made it clear that they're going to provide zero votes when this thing comes to the house tomorrow for the john boehner plan on the debt ceiling. you'll get zero votes from democrats. which means basically john b
Jun 23, 2011 8:00pm EDT
, raise doubts about him. look, the alternative to hamid karzai is not george washington or winston churchill. the alternative to karzai would be another afghan leader of questionable competence, stability and high ethical standards. we are not choosing the ideal leader here. >> you have hinted at the notion that a military solution to what's happening there isn't the end. there has to be more where does hamid karzai stand in terms of the civilian outreach that results in peace that can outlive the presence of guns? >> he seems to have come to terms with it. he seems to have realized that a negotiated political settlement with the taliban is inevitable. i think there was a hope that you could crush the taliban and perhaps with, i don't know, half a million troops, i doubt it. remember, the soviets were there for a long time as well. the taliban represent a large part of the community in afghanistan which make up half the population. you are talking about a large indigenous force. these are home-grown afghans. they're not going anywhere. the way civil wars end is you negotiate with t
Apr 22, 2011 8:00pm EDT
. joining me now are david frum, former speechwriter for george w. bush and krista freeman global editor at reuters. you just wrote a fascinating article about this phenomenon, what did you find the actual impact of globalization has been on the middle class? >> so -- thank you very much, eliot. my piece was based michael spence, a nobel prize-winning economist. he's an adviser to the chinese communist party on their five-year plan. he's someone who knows globalization and believes in it, right, but he did work on trying to figure out what is it doing to the american middle class? what he found is global capitalism isn't working for the american middle class. not only are the jobs going away, but the jobs that people have are moving into sectors where people are paid less. so those 07% who said things aren't working for us, they're right. >> mcdonald's hired 50,000 people, that's great news, 50,000 jobs, but eight bucks an hour and the new hires are at $24 bucks an hour and not the 48. david, you're dissenting on this. >> if the problem were global capitalism you would expect the problem sh
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