Charlie Bass

former Congressman (R-NH)

Guest

Former Republican Congressman for the State of New Hampshire (1995-2007); President and CEO of the Republican Main Street Partnership, which promotes center-right ideas

Charlie Bass on KCRW

The  New York Times  and even the  Times of London  have warned about over-interpreting America's off-year elections. Then they've gone right on to do it themselves.

Is GOP Victory in Governors' Races a Warning to Democrats?

The New York Times and even the Times of London have warned about over-interpreting America's off-year elections. Then they've gone right on to do it themselves.

from Which Way, L.A.?

Most voters in New Jersey and Virginia said Barack Obama's performance was not a factor when they elected Republicans over Democrats to run their states.

Local Elections and National Politics

Most voters in New Jersey and Virginia said Barack Obama's performance was not a factor when they elected Republicans over Democrats to run their states.

from To the Point

John Edwards 
is dropping out of the Democratic race, guaranteeing that a major party
will nominate either a woman or a man of color. Yesterday in  Florida ,  John McCain  was…

Field Narrows as Edwards and Giuliani Bow Out

John Edwards is dropping out of the Democratic race, guaranteeing that a major party will nominate either a woman or a man of color. Yesterday in Florida , John McCain was…

from Which Way, L.A.?

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66 million years ago, an asteroid caused Earth’s Fifth Extinction, destroying the dinosaurs and most other life forms. Now Earth is facing another extinction, as fish, plants and animals vanish forever. But this time, it’s not the asteroid, it’s us. This week, hundreds of people, both young and old, took to the streets in cities all over the world to begin weeks of protest called the Extinction Rebellion. In the natural course of evolution, the decline and disappearance of a life form takes thousands of years. In the course of a human lifetime, not even one species might disappear. But now, some 28,000 species are vanishing all of a sudden. Elizabeth Kolbert of the New Yorker magazine has written a book called “The Sixth Extinction.” She says, “Extinction rates are hundreds, perhaps thousands, of times higher than what is known as the background extinction rate that has pertained over most of geological history.” In her words, “You should not be able to see all sorts of mammals -- to name just one group -- either going extinct or on the verge of extinction. And that is a tipoff that something very, very unusual, and I would add, very dangerous, is going on.” “We’re running geological history backwards. Fossil fuels that were created over the course of hundreds of millions of years buried a lot of carbon underground. We’re now combusting it, putting that carbon back into the atmosphere over a matter of centuries. So we’re taking a process that hundreds of millions of years to run in one direction and then, in a matter of centuries, running it in another direction.” We’ll hear what that means now and for the future of life as we know it.

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KCRW speaks with members of LA's Jewish community, plus Israeli and Palestinian expats about Tuesday's Israeli election.

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In a Dallas courtroom on Wednesday, a former police officer was convicted of murder for killing her African American neighbor, then she got a hug from the victim’s brother and the…

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