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Marc Ambinder

The Next 100 Days

What to expect on health care, the economy, and policy battles.

SURPRISES AND IRAQ

A conversation between
Contributing Editor Ta-Nehisi Coates &
Senior Editor Andrew Sullivan

Sullivan: What happens if the bank bailout doesn't quite work? If the economy slips back into depression later this year?
Coates: I think his skills as a politician will be severely tested. They already have been. But his skills as a politican will be severely tested.
Sullivan: We cannot control these forces in these places. And I think that the illusion that we can is what, in my view, the last few years should have stripped us of.
Coates: Are people able to hear that?

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Michael Kazin
History Professor, Georgetown University
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Doris Kearns Goodwin
author, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
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Richard Norton Smith
Scholar in Residence, History and Art History, George Mason University
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Alan Brinkley
History Professor and Provost, Columbia University

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