Monday, November 4, 2013

Weekly Presidential Address

Weekly Presidential Address

Nov 2, 2013

President Obama delivered his weekly address. He urged Congress to keep growing the economy and creating good jobs by stopping the cycle of self-inflicted wounds and passing a federal budget that would reflect the priorities of making smart cuts and closing tax loopholes, while investing in areas that create opportunities for the middle class and the future generations.

National Security Agency’s (NSA) surveillance

National Security Agency Internet Surveillance

Oct 25, 2013


Privacy and surveillance experts talked about the National Security Agency’s (NSA) surveillance program and how the NSA complies with individual privacy protection laws. They focused on openness and accountability, and FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) oversight of the programs. The program included questions from the audience.

Bad Religion

How We Became a Nation of Heretics
Apr 17, 2012

Ross Douthat contends that Christianity in America has devolved from a once traditional practice to a shadow of its former self, which, according to the author, praises its followers' self-interests and greed. Mr. Douthat argues that this “bad religion” has hurt America’s political and social landscape and posits that heresy has usurped long-held religious beliefs. Mr. Douthat was joined in discussion by Barbara Bradley Hagerty and Michael Gerson. The panelists also responded to questions from members of the audience in the ballroom of the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. This Trinity Forum Evening Conversation was co-sponsored by Pepperdine University’s School of Public Policy.