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The Commonwealth August-September 2010

Issue 13

This issue features Ayaan Hirsi Ali on her transition to the West, James A. Baker III on American foreign policy, Nancy Pelosi on Congress' post-health care agenda, Victor Davis Hanson on the importance of studying war history, Eliot Spitzer on economic regulation, and much more.

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The Commonwealth June-July 2010

Issue 12

John Yoo vs. Garry Wills, SETI's Jill Tarter, geoengineering, Timothy Ferris, Mark Halperin & John Heilemann, and much more in this issue of The Commonwealth magazine.

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New Republic's Martin Peretz Leaves Post after Nearly Four Decades

Martin Peretz announced that he will be stepping down as editor-in-chief of political magazine The  New Republic, a publication he has led as editorial voi Read more »

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David Brooks Talks Tucson, Mental Illness, Politics, & More

New York Times columnist and "PBS NewsHour" commentator David Brooks addressed a standing-room-only Commonwealth Club of California audience January 11 in San Francisco. More than 500 people showed up to hear the conservative writer cover some of today's most talked-about issues – and one of the least talked-about aspects of the current hot-button topic.
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New Issue of The Commonwealth Magazine Now Out

Members of The Commonwealth Club should keep an eye on their mailboxes over the next week as the December/January issue of The Commonwealth makes its way through the mails.

The issue features U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on the cover; inside, she speaks about expanding participation in – and the resources for – American diplomacy, and she answers questions about energy, Mexico, China, Afghanistan, and much more.
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New Issue of The Commonwealth Magazine Now Out

Members of The Commonwealth Club should keep an eye on their mailboxes over the next week as the December/January issue of The Commonwealth makes its way through the mails.
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Free Speech for Organizations, or Purchasing Congress? Big Money in Big Campaigns

By Camille Koué

Yesterday, the first Monday in October, the Supreme Court started a new session. The court will be hearing an array of fascinating and controversial cases, and everyone will be interested to see how the most female Supreme Court of all time will vote on such heavy matters at lethal injection and lifetime prison sentences for juveniles.
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C-Street Confidential: Which Family Is Real?

By Camille Koue
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P.J. O'Rourke on the Talk Show that Might Have Been

Political satirist P.J. O'Rourke visited The Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco today (September 30, 2010). He was in town to discuss his new book, Don't Vote: It Just Encourages the Bastards. Following his speech and audience question-and-answer session, he sat down with The Club's editor for an interview.

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P.J. O'Rourke, Phil Bronstein at The Commonwealth Club

When you've got a speaker as funny and interesting as political satirist P.J. O'Rourke, you want to team him up with someone who's also a strong figure. Smart, funny, controversial.
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