Is this what the founders had in mind? Minnesota state government is shut down and the federal government is threatening to default on its debts. On Independence Day, Midday discusses the quality of our government. What would make the government work better? Do we have the leadership we deserve?11:00 a.m.
Lawrence Jacobs: Director of the Humphrey School's Center for the Study of Politics and Governance at the University of Minnesota. Professor of political science.
Aspen Ideas: What makes a great presidential speech? Carlyle Group co-founder and managing director David Rubenstein speaks at the Aspen Ideas Festival about two of the most important presidential speeches in history, Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address. He compares and contrasts them, and argues why they stand the test of time and are still celebrated to this day as great speeches.12:00 p.m.