Katherine Lanpher

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Global Politics

The 2012 Republican Curse?

John Ensign and Mark Sanford, both thought to be 2012 presidential hopefuls, are the latest Republican casualties of controversy. Joining The Takeaway are Grover Norquist and Ron Kaufman, two prominent advisers and strategists in the Republican Party.

Arts, Culture & Media

Remembering the King of Pop

Michael Jackson died yesterday at the age of 50. Joining us in remembering him are Chuck D, member of the hip hop group Public Enemy, Brian Raftery, Contributing Writer for SPIN Magazine, and Farai Chideya, journalist and friend of The Takeaway.

Global Politics

The Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted

Much has been made of the microblog Twitter and its influence on the ongoing protests in Iran. Nicholas Thompson is the senior editor at Wired, and he joins The Takeaway with his thoughts on whether the revolution will be tweeted.

Conflict & Justice

Guilty Until Proven Innocent

The Supreme Court ruled that post-conviction DNA testing is not a constitutional right for convicted criminals. Joining The Takeaway is attorney Nina Morrison of the Innocence Project, who has been working on the appeals case that prompted this ruling.