A Columbia University expert on the Middle East says if Romney had won the election, it would have meant “a green light for war” on Iran. Now, he says, sanctions will have a chance to work. Author Phil Longman has an idea – give every American at birth a federal savings account that the parents and the child would contribute to for a lifetime. And with everyone talking about the Lincoln movie, presidential historian Leon Billings reviews the best presidential libraries, recommending a stop in Springfield, Illinois.
- Nov. 25, 2012 The Middle East is in turmoil and the middle class is in danger. And in middle America, a visit to the Lincoln presidential library.
- Richard Bulliet Richard Bulliet is a Columbia University professor and an expert on the Middle East. He says Obama’s re-election is promising in terms of containing Iran’s nuclear ambitions, as opposed to the “greenlight for war” that would have resulted from Romney winning the election.
- Phil Longman Phil Longman is a progressive thinker, and he has a program he believes would preserve the middle class for generations – a lifetime savings account funded by the government to start and built by obligatory contributions from the holder’s salary.
- Leon Billings Washington consultant Leon Billings recently took a vacation … touring presidential libraries and museums. He talks about his favorites, and finds that the Lincoln library is ideal for children, and Clinton’s is the most educational.
- Jim Hightower An election edition of the news of the weird.