Calling For An End To The Culture Wars

President Obama has vowed to bring bipartisanship to the negotiation table by fostering relationships with Republican leaders. But when controversial issues such as abortion, gay marriage and gun ownership are on the agenda, can opposing sides really meet in the middle?

Guests:

Peter Beinart, senior fellow for U.S. foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations, author of "The End of the Culture Wars" for TheDailyBeast.com

Doug Kmiec, chair and professor of Constitutional law at Pepperdine University. He served as Assistant Attorney General for President Ronald Reagan and President George Bush from 1985-1989.

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