Politics

Airs Sunday, May 19 at 6 p.m.  Does the internet poison politics? It's been argued that the rise of 'personalization,' the use of algorithms to filter what you see online, and easy access to the like-minded, have served to reinforce our pre-conceptions. Is the information bubble a myth, or is it undermining civic discourse? Is the rise of social media really broadening our world views, or narrowing them? The debaters are Eli Pariser, Siva Vaidhyanathan, Evgeny Morozov, and Jacob Weisberg.

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain takes a ride on a rant this week over congresses approval rating and failures.

Airs Tuesday, February 12 at 8 pm. President Obama will deliver his State of the Union address and  NPR News will offer live anchored special coverage starting at 8 pm CT. Our special coverage will be hosted by Melissa Block. She'll be joined in the studio by NPR National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson and Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving.

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain discusses one of the most impassioned issues of our day.

Gary Borders

Commentator Gary Borders pens a tribute to his late friend Monk Willis, a Longview businessman, civic leader and adviser to President Lyndon Johnson.

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