With the US bogged down in Iraq and Afghanistan, even tough-minded
conservatives are talking about a new emphasis on "soft power." We talk
about what that means and how it could serve America's interests in an
increasingly dangerous world. Also, immunity for Blackwater security
guards, and child pornography and the First Amendment were back again today at the US Supreme Court.
Banner image: US Marines walk past the front of the American Embassy in Baghdad. The United States has used the former palace of Saddam Hussein as it's embassy since shortly after the invasion in 2003. A new embassy is currently under construction. Photo: John Moore/Getty Images