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Monday, December 12, 2011

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  • Faith and politics
    As the presidential election approaches, faith has already played a prominent role on the campaign trail. What role should faith play in the political arena?9:06 a.m.
    Paul Brandeis Raushenbush: Senior Religion Editor for the Huffington Post. From 2003-2011 he was the Associate Dean of Religious Life and the Chapel at Princeton University. An ordained American Baptist minister, Rev. Raushenbush speaks and preaches at colleges, churches and institutes around the country.
  • Rick Perry's three strikes
    Rick Perry's presidential bid went on a deathwatch after his debate debacle. In speaking with the many who have known Perry over the years, fellow Texan Bryan Burrough discovers the surprising reasons behind the campaign's train wreck and how Perry, with an unbroken string of nine political victories, might yet stage a comeback.9:45 a.m.
    Bryan Burrough: special correspondent at Vanity Fair magazine and the author of five books, including the number one New York Times Best-Seller "Barbarians at the Gate" and the best-selling "Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave" and the "Birth of the FBI, 1933-34."
  • Income inequality and democracy
    Recent Census numbers show the income gap in the United States is at record levels. What will it mean for the future American society if that gap increases, and what will it mean for our democracy?10:06 a.m.
    Jacob Hacker: Professor of political science at Yale University and resident fellow at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies. He is co-author of "Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer, and Turned It's Back on the Middle Class."
    Michael Kazin: Professor of history at Georgetown and author of "American Dreamers: How the Left Changed a Nation."

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