August 10th Show

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End of life planning is one of the most contentious points in the debate over health care. Is it a slippery slope to government funded euthanasia? John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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End of life planning is one of the most contentious points in the debate over health care. Is it a slippery slope to government funded euthanasia?

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Does Health Care Bill Promote Euthanasia?
The healthcare debate presses on with a spotlight shining on a portion of one House bill that covers the cost of consultations between patients and doctors over "end-of-life" issues. The proposal has sparked fears that the bill promotes euthanizing older patients. We'll talk to a health policy reporter about details of what is in the health care proposals, and why some argue it's a slippery slope to government-funded euthanasia.

Two Years For Singing "Kill Me A Cop"
Antavio Johnson, a 20-year-old Florida rapper, has been sentenced to two years in prison for writing and rapping lyrics that threatened to murder two police officers he claims harassed him. In an op-ed written for The Daily Beast, law professor Anita Allen calls the sentencing "outrageous" and explains why "it's excessive to treat violent song lyrics in the context of youthful rapping as criminal offenses punishable by jail time."

Ready For Cyber War?
Last month government and commercial websites in the U.S. and South Korea were hit by a surge of cyberattacks. Many experts believe North Korea was behind the assault. General Kevin Chilton is the head of the United States Strategic Command and oversees nuclear weapons, space operations and cyber defense. He will explain how vulnerable we are to a cyber attack, how the U.S. military is prepared to fight back and how new, modernized nuclear weapons could deter future attacks on the United States.

Them vs. Us: Putting Government In Its Place
The United States has seen its fair share of disputes over government intervention. Two recent examples — the debate on healthcare, and the economic bailout. In an op-ed that appeared in The Los Angeles Times, history professor and author Joseph J. Ellis takes the long view on these modern arguments, and the attitudes we've inherited from Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton.

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