May 24, 2013 | NPR · President Obama discussed America's counter-terrorism strategy — including the use of drones and the prison at Guantanamo Bay — during an address at the National Defense University on Thursday. He rejected the idea that the country can fight an open-ended "global war on terror."
May 24, 2013 | NPR · In Massachusetts, what's been a relatively lackluster campaign to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Secretary of State John Kerry is heating up. Veteran Democratic Rep. Ed Markey is running against Republican Gabriel Gomez, a businessman and former Navy SEAL. Gomez is a political newcomer.
May 24, 2013 | NPR · David Greene talks to filmmaker Alex Gibney about the new documentary We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks. In 2006, Julian Assange launched WikiLeaks and encouraged anyone in the world to pass on information that might expose government secrets.
May 25, 2013 | NPR · Income and wealth inequality is just about as American as baseball and apple pie. And although the economy has improved in the last few years, the unemployment rate for black Americans is about double that for whites.
May 25, 2013 | NPR · This past week, President Obama laid out the foreign policy objectives for the remainder of his time in office, a speech that included his wish to end not just the war in Afghanistan but the "war on terror." Weekends on All Things Considered host Jacki Lyden speaks with James Fallows, national correspondent with The Atlantic.
May 25, 2013 | NPR · Weekends on All Things Considered host Jacki Lyden speaks with Benjamin Wittes of the Brookings Institution about the Espionage Act. This Word War I-era legislation has been used more frequently in recent times to prosecute government employees who leak information to the press, but the limits set by the act are poorly defined for our modern age.
May 26, 2013 | NPR · When Hurricane Sandy swept through New Jersey last year, it left a lot of homes and businesses destroyed. It also obliterated the boardwalks that are the center of social and economic life in the towns. In the months since, many of these towns have rushed to rebuild their boardwalks, but not everyone thinks the money has been well spent.