Analysis

  • The Deserters is Charles Glass' second book relating to World War II. His last book, Americans in Paris, told the story of the U.S. citizens who remained in the French capital after the 1940 German invasion.
    Penguin Press
    5:11pm Jun 17, 2013
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    WWII 'Deserters': Stories Of Men Who Left The Front Lines

    In his new book, journalist Charles Glass explores the little-known history of thousands of American and British soldiers who deserted during World War II. Glass describes how the strain of war can push a soldier to the breaking point — and how the line between courage and cowardice is never simple.
  • 5:39pm May 25, 2013

    Week In News: Obama's Foreign Policy Pitch

    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.
  • 8:41am May 13, 2013

    Republicans Focus On Democrats' Political Misdeeds

    Have Republicans finally succeeded in persuading the public at large that the Benghazi attack wasn't just a tragedy but actually a huge scandal? Another big problem for the Obama administration was revealed last week:the IRS was paying special attention to conservative political groups.
  • 6:44am May 06, 2013

    Obama Tried To Shift Foreign Policy Focus Away From Syria

    The situation in Syria seems to have the Obama administration scrambling in the face of what appear to be no good options. Public opinion does not favor military intervention. On a different front, the president pushed for overhauling immigration while in Latin America last week.
  • 6:37am Mar 01, 2013
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    Without A Pope, Cardinals Are Running The Vatican

    The Vatican is now under the control of the cardinals who will elect a new leader of the Catholic Church. On Thursday, Pope Benedict gave up his ring, cape and red papal shoes and became pope emeritus.
  • 11:41am Feb 11, 2013

    State Of The Union Message To Focus On Economy

    President Obama goes before a joint session of Congress Tuesday evening to deliver his State of the Union message. White House briefers say the president plans to bring the national conversation back to the economy after weeks of focusing on immigration and gun violence.
  • 12:09pm Feb 04, 2013

    Obama Takes Anti-Gun Violence Campaign To Minneapolis

    The president will visit the city's police department — most police organizations favor tougher gun laws. The president leaves behind a new Congress that's getting down to business. Consuming most lawmakers' time are the budget and deficit.
  • 6:34pm Jan 26, 2013

    Week In News: A Rocky Start To Obama's Second

    Less than a week into his second term, President Obama has already met with resistance over procedural matters, such as his use of the recess appointment to circumvent the Senate confirmation process. Weekends on All Things Considered host Robert Smith speaks with James Fallows, national correspondent for The Atlantic.
  • 7:25pm Jan 19, 2013

    Week In News: Speculating On Obama's Second Term

    With just a couple of days before President Obama receives his second inaugural parade, weekends on All Things Considered host Jacki Lyden speaks with James Fallows of The Atlantic about whether we can expect Obama's second term to fall into the same patterns as previous second-term presidents. Historically, the second term has an emphasis on foreign policy and is often riddled with scandal.