- Is America really in decline?
Pundits have been arguing that America's days as the most powerful nation in the world are numbered, and recent polls indicate a majority of Americans share that belief. Is the anxiety about America's decline based in reality, or just a symptom of difficult times?9:06 a.m.
James Fallows: national correspondent for The Atlantic.
Kevin Mattson: professor of contemporary history at the University of Ohio. His most recent book is "'What the Heck Are You Up To, Mr. President?': Jimmy Carter, America's Malaise, and the Speech that Should Have Changed the Country"
- The military-civilian divide
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates recently gave a speech in which he warned about the growing divide between the military and civilian world, and the creation of a military leadership that has less and less in common with the people it has sworn to defend. Midmorning examines the military-civilian divide and its repercussions.10:06 a.m.
Pete Hegseth: is executive director of Veterans for Freedom. He served one year long tour in Iraq with the 101st airborne.
Bruce Fleming: professor of english at the U.S. Naval Academy and author of "Bridging the Military-Civilian Divide."
- Newsmaker: The Wellstone FBI files
FBI files obtained by MPR about the late Senator Paul Wellstone are shedding new light on the relationship between Wellstone and the bureau. Midmorning speaks with former Wellstone's former campaign manager about the revelations.10:45 a.m.
Jeff Blodgett: former campaign manager and state director for Senator Paul Wellstone.
You can follow Kerri Miller on Twitter at @KerriMPR
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