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Obama's Changing Stance on Torture - David Brooks and Gail Collins

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2009/04/23/Obamas_First_100_Days_with_David_Brooks_and_Gail_Collins NY Times columnists David Brooks and Gail Collins examine the fluctuating position of the Obama administration on torture. Brooks argues that the Obama administration hopes to "damp down" the torture debate in order to move on to more pressing issues. ----- Two New York Times columnists discuss the Obama administration's first 100 days in office. David Brooks and Gail Collins evaluate the significance of Barack Obama's election victory, the nature of his mandate for change and many of the most significant domestic and foreign policy issues the administration has faced since it took office. - Yeshiva University David Brooks became an op-ed columnist for The New York Times in September 2003. He had been an editor at The Wall Street Journal, a senior editor at The Weekly Standard, and a contributing editor at Newsweek and The Atlantic. Currently a commentator on The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, he is also the author of Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There and On Paradise Drive: How We Live Now (And Always Have) in the Future Tense Gail Collins joined The New York Times in 1995 as a member of the editorial board and later as an Op-Ed columnist. In 2001 she became the first woman ever appointed editor of the Times's editorial page. At the beginning of 2007, she stepped down and began a leave in order to finish her new book: When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present. She returned to The Times as a columnist in July 2007.
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