Howard Fineman talks about The Thirteen American Arguments.
Fineman looks back into U.S. political history to discover debates that defined and inspired our forefathers to create and maintain this democracy.
The Constitution addresses questions such as, Who is a person? What is the role of faith? What are citizens allowed to know and say? Who has jurisdiction?
Fineman says the day the U.S. ceases to argue about these questions is the day we cease to be - The Commonwealth Club of California
Phil Bronstein was named executive chair of the board of The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) in April 2012, when the organization merged with The Bay Citizen. Bronstein joined the CIR board in 2006 and became board chair in 2011. He is now in charge of overall operations. Previously, Bronstein was editor-at-large and director of content development for Hearst Newspapers. Before that, he was executive vice president and editor-at-large of the San Francisco Chronicle, after serving as the newspaper’s editor from 2000 to 2008. Bronstein was editor of the San Francisco Examiner, which merged with the Chronicle in 2000, from 1991 to 2000. He started at the Examiner as a reporter in 1980, where he specialized in investigative projects and was a foreign correspondent for eight years. He was a 1986 Pulitzer Prize finalist for his work in the Philippines. Before joining the Examiner, he was a reporter with public television station KQED in San Francisco. He is the former chairman of the American Society of Newspaper Editors’ International Committee and is currently on the advisory board of Litquake, the annual San Francisco literary festival.
Howard Fineman is Newsweek's senior Washington Correspondent and columnist, senior editor and deputy Washington Bureau Chief. He is also the author of Living Politics, a column that began and continues on MSNBC.com and Newsweek.com and is now featured in the print magazine.
An award-winning writer, Fineman also is an NBC News Analyst, contributing reports to the network and its cable affiliates. The author of scores of Newsweek cover stories, Fineman's work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post and The New Republic.