- VP Mondale weighs in on big issues of the day
Former Vice President Walter Mondale joins Midday on his 82nd birthday to offer his views on the major issues facing the country in 2010 and beyond.11:00 a.m.
Walter F. Mondale: Vice President (1977-1981. Democratic nominee for President in 1984. United States Senator from Minnesota (1964-1976). United States Ambassador to Japan (1993-1996). Unsuccessful candidate for US Senate 2002. Minnesota Attorney General (1960-1964). Attorney, Dorsey & Whitney law firm.
- Is America to blame for Mexico's drug war?
An "Intelligence Squared" debate features three panelists for, and three panelists against, the proposition: America is to blame for Mexico's drug war.12:00 p.m.
Andres Martinez: Director of the New America Foundation's Bernard L. Schwartz Fellows Program. Martinez was formerly the editorial page editor of the Los Angeles Times. He is the author of "24/7: Living It Up and Doubling Down in the New Las Vegas." He is a native of Mexico.
Jeffrey A. Miron: Senior Lecturer in the economics department at Harvard University. Miron has appeared on CNN, PBS, FOX, BBC radio and other media around the world.
Fareed Zakaria: Editor of Newsweek International. Zakaria also hosts Fareed Zakaria GPS on CNN. He is the author of several books, including "The Post-American World."
Jorge Castaneda: Former Foreign Minister of Mexico (2000-2003). Castaneda has taught at Mexico's National Autonomous University (1978-2004), at Princeton University, and at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of several books, including "Ex Mex: From Migrants to Immigrants."
Chris W. Cox: Executive Director of the NRA Institute for Legislative Action, the lobbying arm of the National Rifle Association of America.
Asa Hutchinson: Former Director of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. Hutchinson is a former Republican Congressman from Arkansas and was also the nation's first undersecretary for the Department of Homeland Security after the Sept. 11 attacks. He now practices law in Arkansas and is CEO of Hutchinson Group, a homeland security consulting firm.
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