November 30, 2010 Mike Keefe and Jimmy Margulies give U.S. views of the 250,000 document WikiLeak.
Trees that might one day glow.
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November 30, 2010 A researcher has bioengineered a way to make a plant that glows by using gold nanoparticles. One day, we might be seeing gold-injected trees lighting up our streets.
November 30, 2010 The tiny nation of Haiti has suffered much this year. An earthquake, an outbreak of cholera, and just this week an election outcome that was widely viewed as not valid. Garry Pierre-Pierre of The Root argues that in the confusion of the election, rebuilding the country will be a challenge.
November 30, 2010 WikiLeaks, and its founder Julian Assange, have touted the organization as promoting transparency, but Heather Hurlburt of The New Republic says this latest leak might have the opposite effect. It will make declassifying information more difficult.
November 30, 2010 When WikiLeaks announced it would release information concerning Russia, journalists thought they might finally get answers to their burning questions. How is power distributed in the Kremlin? How much money does Putin have? Instead, Julia Ioffe of Foreign Policy says, all they found out is that President Medvedev plays Robin to Prime Minister Putin's Batman. And everyone knew that.
November 30, 2010 In January when the 112th Congress takes control, one of the more contentious issues is likely to be the budget. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), a rising star in the GOP will chair the House Budget Committee, and Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), a similarly energetic Democrat, will be its ranking member. Andrew Stiles of National Review argues that each have their work cut out for them in what promises to be a year of challenges.
November 29, 2010 Joep Bertrams and Ollie Johnson give a European view of the 250,000 document WikiLeak.
Anne Hathaway will co-host the Academy Awards in February with James Franco.
November 29, 2010 We look at the Academy's choices to host next year's Oscars: actors James Franco and Anne Hathaway. While they might seem like unconventional choices, they're both eminently qualified and should be able to put on a good show.
November 29, 2010 Michel Martin delivers her weekly commentary with a focus on the debut of the Tell Me More series "Show Me the Recovery." The first installment looks at the national budget, the challenges facing government leaders working to reduce the deficit, and why we all should be paying attention.
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November 29, 2010 Now that a bunch of secret Picassos have turned up in a French garage, what other fanciful artifacts might we hope are hiding somewhere, just waiting to be discovered and unleashed upon the world? We speculate.
November 29, 2010 WikiLeaks, an organization dedicated to the release of secret documents, has revealed a huge cache of American diplomatic cables that its founder claims will expose American hypocrisy. But Daniel W. Drezner of Foreign Policy argues that the cables do not reveal anything that Americans did not already suspect.
November 29, 2010 The GOP's obstruction of any legislation that would help the president's agenda includes the New START treaty with Russia, as well as airline security that could violate passengers' rights. E.J. Dionne of The New Republic argues that blocking these items will make the country less secure.
November 29, 2010 George H.W. Bush, after the fall of the Berlin Wall, announced a "new world order" where U.S. domination would bring the rule of law around the globe. Now just over 20 years later, Parag Khanna of Foreign Policy argues that multilateral governance has failed to materialize, but that globalization is being built from the ground up.
November 29, 2010 Former House Majority Leader, Tom DeLay, was recently convicted of money laundering. John Nichols of The Nation argues that in a time when many Americans are cynical about their elected officials, DeLay's conviction shows that accountability still exists in politics.
November 29, 2010 The Bush tax cuts, which are set to expire at the end of the year, could be extended. The issue has caused partisan tensions in Congress. Reihan Salam of the National Review argues for a compromise: extend the cuts temporarily, and at the same time, examine ways to reform the entire tax code permanently.
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