Friday Follow: Russia Looks Post-Putin, Iraq War Ends

Friday, December 16, 2011

President Obama speaks during a tribute to the troops at Fort Bragg. (Davis Turner/Getty)

This week brought the end of the Iraq War and a Russia in turmoil after recent disputed elections. Also, the final GOP debate before the Iowa caucus was last night on Fox News. Joining The Takeaway for a look at this week's big stories areĀ Jeff Yang, writer of the Tao Jones column for The Wall Street Journal and bloger for WNYC's It's a Free Country, andĀ Farai Chideya, journalist and blogger at Farai.com.

Guests:

Farai Chideya and Jeff Yang

Comments [1]

listener

When discussing the Republican debates, too bad the panel is less interested in a sitting President doing what is "not quite Con-Sta-Titu-Tion-Al".

The actions violating the War Powers Act, healthcare legislation, defying federal courts and massive spending to name a few are all subject to Constitutional review while the President's supporters seek to alter the Constitution itself.
Spare us the high handed lectures as we run past $15 trillion in debt and the President seeks end runs around Congress which are "things that are mainstream dialogues in the" Democratic Party.
Is approaching $20 trillion in debt "pretty far from what the founders would do"?

Dec. 16 2011 09:17 AM

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.