Is Meaningful Immigration Reform Without Amnesty Possible?
Description: Various factions of the GOP continue to rummage through House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s astonishing primary loss for confirmation of their pre-existing views. Many Republicans have declared immigration reform to be really, honestly, finally dead. According to the talk radio right, Cantor lost for supporting “amnesty,” which he had actually rejected. But is meaningful, much-needed, comprehensive immigration reform possible without amnesty? We ask that question of Kelly Monroe Kullberg of The Veritas Forum.
Kelly Monroe Kullberg
Developer of the Nation Conservancy. Founder and Board Member of the Veritas Forum. President of Christians for a Sustainable Economy. Editor and Co-Author of Finding God at Harvard
The State in Catholic Thought
Description: Dr Ken Grasso is here to examine where the State fits into Catholic thought and the role of subsidiarity.
Dr. Kenneth Grasso
Professor of political science at Texas State University. He has written extensively on Catholic social thought, the liberal tradition, and democratic theory.Second Vice-President of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists. He has edited several books including Catholicism, Liberalism and Communitarianism; Catholicism and Religious Freedom: Contemporary Reflections on Vatican II’s Declaration on Religious Liberty; Rethinking Rights: Historical, Political, and Philosophical Perspectives
Iraq: US weighs options, including pressing al-Maliki to step down
Description: The Obama administration is weighing whether to press the Shiite prime minister in Baghdad to step down in a last-ditch effort to prevent disgruntled Sunnis from igniting a full-scale civil war, demonstrating U.S doubts about the country's stability. President Barack Obama is also expected to announce that he is deploying about 100 special operations forces to Iraq to help train and advise Iraqi forces. The president has said he has no plans to send Americans to Iraq for combat missions. We are joined by Turkish columnist Mustafa Akyol about the deteriorating situation in Iraq and what it means for the Middle East in general.
Columnist for the Turkish Daily News. He studied political science and history at Bosphorus University of Istanbul. His opinion pieces have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Newsweek, International Herald Tribune, The Weekly Standard and First Things. He is the author of Islam Without Extremes: A Muslim Case for Liberty