The emotional voter Brain research shows that when it comes to politics, people make decisions based on emotion rather than reason. In a new book, one psychologist explains why Republicans understand this, why Democrats don't, and how it could change the shape of future political campaigns.9:06 a.m.
Drew Westen: Author of "The Political Brain: The Role of Emotion in Deciding the Fate of the Nation." He is a professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at Emory University, and founder of Westen Strategies.
'Statecraft' in the Mideast The UN's Secretary General says the creation of a viable Palestinian state is the key to stability in the Middle East. Former Mideast envoy Dennis Ross, author of a new book, "Statecraft," offers his perspective on the challenges facing the region.10:06 a.m.
Dennis Ross: Author of "Statecraft." Ambassador Ross served as Middle East envoy in the administrations of George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton, brokering several agreements between the Israelis and Palestinians. He currently is counselor and fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, based in Washington, D.C.