Decision 2008: What Have We Learned and Where Are We Going? Speakers include E.J. Dionne Jr., Brian Kelly, Charles Krauthammer, Maralee Schwartz, and Ramesh Ponnuru. CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer moderates.
Speakers discuss the current political climate in the United States and predict what may happen in the coming election year.
Wolf Blitzer is an American journalist and author. He has been a CNN reporter since 1990. Blitzer is currently the host of the newscast The Situation Room and the Sunday talk show Late Edition. Blitzer previously hosted Wolf Blitzer Reports, which was replaced by The Situation Room.
E.J. Dionne Jr.
E.J. Dionne, Jr. is a syndicated columnist with The Washington Post, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, and a professor at Georgetown University. His latest book is Our Divided Political Heart: The Battle for the American Idea in an Age of Discontent, published this spring by Bloomsbury. He is also the author of Why Americans Hate Politics, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and a National Book Award nominee; They Only Look Dead: Why Progressives Will Dominate the Next Political Era; Stand Up Fight Back: Republican Toughs, Democratic Wimps, and the Politics of Revenge; and Souled Out: Reclaiming Faith and Politics After the Religious Right. A nationally known and respected commentator on politics, Dionne appears weekly on NPR and regularly on MSNBC and NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
Brian Kelly is an editor for U.S. News & World Report.
Charles Krauthammer writes a syndicated column for the Washington Post that appears in over 150 newspapers worldwide and is a winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary.
He is also a monthly essayist for TIME magazine, a contributing editor to The Weekly Standard and The New Republic, a political analyst for FOX News and a weekly panelist on Inside Washington.
Ramesh Ponnuru is a Washington D.C. based columnist and a senior editor for National Review.
He has been a fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs in London and a media fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution. He is the author of Party of Death.
Maralee Schwartz is a former Deputy Business Editor and National Political Editor for The Washington Post.