A preview of the Beijing Olympics Sports reporter Jay Weiner is in Beijing, China, covering the Olympics for the 14th time. He joins Midday for an up-close look at the competition -- and the politics -- as the Summer Games begin on Friday.11:00 a.m.
Jay Weiner: Longtime contributor to Minnesota Public Radio coverage of the Olympics, former reporter for the Star Tribune, and now a freelance reporter for Sportingnews.com, MinnPost.com and other publications.
Does the Constitution still matter? Former U.S. Rep. Mickey Edwards says the Republican Party can't find a way to rebuld its reputation unless it turns back toward the Constitution.12:00 p.m.
Mickey Edwards: Former Republican congressman and current vice president of the Aspen Institute. Author of "Reclaiming Conservatism: How a Great American Political Movement Got Lost -- And How It Can Find Its Way Back."
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