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Week In Review: Priority Enforcement Program, Transgender Bill And Public Records

Our Week In Review panelists — Shira Springer and Richard Tisei — go beyond the headlines.

Are Political Parties Necessary To American Democracy?

Princeton historian Sean Wilentz on what we can learn from America’s partisan past.

Smoke billows on the horizon as Iraqi military forces prepare for an offensive into Fallujah to retake the city from Islamic State militants in Iraq, Monday. (Khalid Mohammed/AP)

Andrew Bacevich On What He Calls ‘America’s Hopeless War For The Middle East’

Andrew Bacevich, a retired Boston University professor, calls America’s involvement in the Middle East one long war that has stretched on for close to 40 years — from Beirut to Bosnia, from Iraq to Afghanistan, from Libya to Pakistan, from President Jimmy Carter to President Barack Obama.

Week In Review: Remembering Officer Tarentino, Jay Walking Arrest, And Politics

Our panelists — Renee Graham and Tom Keane — go behind the headlines.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren at WBUR. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Why Elizabeth Warren Is An Effective Messenger For Progressive Democrats

Sen. Warren is increasingly taking on Donald Trump. She’s also a prolific fundraiser and promoter of Senate Democrats who are running for election intent on regaining a majority.

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh On Unions, Affordable Housing, Gun Violence

It’s been a busy month for the mayor of Boston.

Libertarian candidate and former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson has joined forces with former Republican Massachusetts Gov. William Weld. (Rick Bowmer/AP)

Week In Review: Weld For Libertarian VP And Union Trouble For Walsh

Our week in review panel, featuring Dante Ramos and Tiziana Dearing, goes beyond the headlines.

Seizing new fuel for his appeal to Donald Trump's critics, Gary Johnson has joined forces with another former Republican governor to strengthen his Libertarian presidential bid. (Rick Bowmer/AP)

Libertarian Candidate Gary Johnson On Choosing Bill Weld As Running Mate

Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson sat down with WBUR’s Anthony Brooks.

A voter marks his ballot inside a voting booth at a polling site for the New Hampshire primary February in Nashua. (David Goldman/AP)

WBUR Poll Finds Tight Race Between Clinton, Trump In New Hampshire

A new WBUR poll finds that — if the presidential election were held today — it would be a close contest between Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton and apparent Republican nominee Donald Trump.

UMass Boston Professor Padraig O'Malley testifies at a House briefing on political reconciliation in Iraq in 2008. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)

Cambridge Peacemaker Padraig O’Malley On Conflict, Addiction, New Documentary

A new documentary by Central Square Films and Brookline-based director James Demo dives deep into the professional — and personal — life of Padraig O’Malley.

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