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Midterms: End of an Era or Temporary Setback?

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Midterms: End of an Era or Temporary Setback?

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Midterms: End of an Era or Temporary Setback?

Midterms: End of an Era or Temporary Setback?

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The nation waits for the final call in Virginia's senate race, but it appears that Democrats are poised to complete their sweep of Congress. A repudiation of the Bush administration and the war in Iraq may not translate into an endorsement of a Democratic agenda. The question for conservatives and liberal policymakers alike is, what now?

Guests:

Adrian Wooldridge, Washington bureau chief of The Economist magazine; co-author of The Right Nation: Conservative Power in America

Matt Bai, writes on national politics for The New York Times magazine; working on a book about the changes in the Democratic party

Peter Beinart, editor of The New Republic; non-resident fellow at Brookings; author of The Good Fight: Why Liberals — and Only Liberals — Can Win the War on Terror and Make America Great Again

Richard Vigeurie, author of Conservatives Betrayed: How Big Government Republicans Hijacked the Conservative Cause