NEWS AND ISSUES

Why Obama didn’t get into Alan Dershowitz’s Harvard law classes

Harvard law professor and best-selling author Alan Dershowitz has taught over 10,000 students in his 50-year career. Now, on his 75th birthday and his last year of teaching, Dershowitz tells Michael Smerconish about his new book, Taking the Stand: My Life in … Continued

NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

Chris Matthews on his political career with Jimmy Carter, Tip O’Neill, and President Reagan

MSNBC Hardball host and best-selling author Chris Matthews has had quite the career in politics, climbing up the ladder as high as the chief of staff to speaker of the house Tip O’Neill, known for his principled war of political … Continued

NEWS AND ISSUES

Is too much praise making our children weak?

With all the awards children receive nowadays, the trophy industry must be booming! But while business is good, this new positive-reinforcement trend may actually give children the impression that underachieving is good enough. Ashley Merryman, an advocate against excessive recognition and … Continued

NEWS AND ISSUES

Police, politicians respond to stop-and-frisk ruling

A federal judge ruled Monday that the New York Police Department’s practice of stopping and frisking people suspected of criminal activity violated the Constitution by amounting to “indirect racial profiling” of young black and Hispanic men in disproportionate numbers. Stop-and-frisk … Continued

NEWS, NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

Politicians, scientists debate Obama’s climate action plan on POTUS Politics

What is “the most contentious issue of our times”? According to Penn State professor Michael Mann, it’s climate change. Mann, the author of The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines, sat down with Michael Smerconish on … Continued

NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

LISTEN: Michael Smerconish Discusses Over-the-Counter Contraception

On Monday, The New York Times reported that the Obama administration “decided to stop trying to block over-the-counter availability” of Plan B One-Step, a morning-after contraceptive pill, for women and girls regardless of age. President Barack Obama had previously opposed … Continued

NEWS, NEWS AND ISSUES, POLITICS

LISTEN: Should Nazi Dad Be Allowed to Raise His Kids?

It all started with a birthday cake. Five years after neo-Nazi Heath Campbell lost custody of his children Adolf Hitler Campbell, Heinrich Hons Campbell, JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell and Honzlynn Jeannie Campbell after he tried to order a “Happy Birthday, … Continued

NEWS, NEWS AND ISSUES, POLLS

How Much Is Your Dog Worth to You?

A Texas family recently sued when their dog Avery escaped from the back yard and was mistakenly euthanized by pet control. The Supreme Court of Texas ruled that the family could not sue for more than the market value of … Continued