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Rick Wilson -- longtime GOP strategist; outspoken Never Trumper; bestselling author; co-founder of The Lincoln Project; FLORIDA MAN! -- on Election 2024, the past, present and future of the Republican Party and the near impossibility of removing candidate Joe Biden this late in the cycle.
NPR's Steve Inskeep (live from UR) on Abraham Lincoln's leadership journey; Hussein Ibish on the Middle East's intersecting chess games since October 7; Zoe Schiffer on her Elon Musk / Twitter book Extremely Hardcore; and The Economist on China's race for electric-vehicle dominance
In the Xitter
Debt. Vanity. Fear. Dirty bathrooms. Sociopathy. Hate speech. Billionaire Elon Musk's buyout of Twitter is going down as one of the most expensive self-owns in history. Guest Zoë Schiffer documents the tragicomedy in her book Extremely Hardcore: Inside Elon Musk's Twitter.
Inskeep on Lincoln
NPR Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep on his book, Differ We Must: How Lincoln Succeeded in a Divided America. Recorded before an audience at the University of Richmond's Robins School.
The Meddled East
The criss-crossing map of frenemies, on/off rivals and strange bedfellows that is the Middle East after October 7. Guests: Hussein Ibish of the Arab Gulf States Institute and veteran diplomatic correspondent Laura Rozen.
China's Great Volt Forward
We are on the brink of the age of Chinese electric cars all over American roads. Here's what you need to know. Guest: The Economist's Simon Wright.
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