George Nolfi is the director/producer/writer of the Adjustment Bureau and he will join me in hour two of today’s show. The film’s website has some very unique features that pivot off of the film’s theme of free will v. predestination. It is a wonderful movie on many levels, and far more substantive and intellectually provocative than the ordinary big thriller fare, which isn’t surprising given Nolfi’s philosophy background from Princeton, Oxford and UCLA. It is a very different motion picture.
Today’s program leads off with Nicholas Lemann, who is the dean of the Columbia School of Journalism as well as a long-time correspondent for The New Yorker. Lemann has done a great deal of reporting and writing on school reform, and the clash between public employee unions and Scott Walker in Wisconsin will take up a good part of our conversation.
Also on today is Victor Davis Hanson, who not long ago found himself a patient in a Libyan hospital.
Plus once and future senator George Allen, NRCC chair Congressman Pete Sessions, the Smart Guys on today’s SCOTUS decision on free speech, Jim Geraghty of National Review, Sean Spicer who is the communications director of the RNC, and Young Guns –Mary Katharine Ham of the Daily Caller and Guy Benson of Townhall.com.
I will also be talking with Sue Reub of TheBrainSite.org about today’s front page story in USA Today about brain injuries.