- Fine print in military spending bill upsets civil liberties advocates
The National Defense Authorization Act, which authorizes military spending for the coming year, contains controversial provisions regarding the indefinite detention of terrorist suspects. But will it change the way the government detains and prosecutes terror suspects?9:06 a.m.
Yochi Dreazen: Senior correspondent for The National Journal.
John Radsan: Director of the National Security Forum at William Mitchell College of Law. He was assistant general counsel at the CIA from 2002 - 2004.
- Arab League observers arrive in Syria
Arab League observers are in Syria today after days of fierce violence in the city of Homs, but will their presence be enough to prevent the government from cracking down on opponents?9:45 a.m.
Andrew Tabler: Next Generation Fellow in the program on Arab politics at the Washington Institute. He's also the former editor-in-chief of Syria Today.
- Taking stock of social media
The year 2011 showed just how prevalent social media has become in our culture. Has social media changed us or are we adapting to social media's presence? What boundaries in our personal and professional behavior do we need to reassess? What kind of behavior or expectations are "normal" when it comes to social media?10:06 a.m.
Lee Raine: Director of Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project. He is co-author of the forthcoming book "Networked: The New Social Operating System."
Jennifer Preston: Reporter for The New York Times. She was the paper's first social media editor.
You can follow Kerri Miller on Twitter at @KerriMPR
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