On the October 28th episode of Hardball, a panel was convened to predict results from the upcoming election. One of the panelists was political scientist and professor Larry Sabato. His most recent book to be published in electronic format is his examination of the Constitution of the United States and changes that would balance out our power structures to be more equitable and appropriate to the modern age.
On the October 8th episode of Hardball, NBC News correspondent Martin Fletcher appeared to talk about what can be done to get the Middle Eastern peace talks back on track. His new book is his story of walking the entire coastline of Israel and what that taught him about the country, its inhabitants and himself.
On the October 4th episode of Hardball, co-host of NPR’s All Things ConsideredMichele Norris appeared to discuss how even as President Obama’s approval ratings fall, his support with African Americans remains high. She recently published a book that is part memoir of her and her family and part a look at the changing racial identities in modern America.
On the October 1st episode of Hardball, Wellesley College professor and historian Susan Reverby appeared to talk about the US government’s admission that American researchers intentionally infected Guatemalan prisoners with gonorrhea and syphilis without their knowledge or permission. Her book is a documentation of the Tuskegee syphilis experiment where the same thing was done to US citizens in Alabama for 40 years.
On the October 1st episode of Hardball, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair appeared to discuss the political dominance of Bill Clinton that continues to this day . His new book is a political memoir of his time as a politician through his recent time with his tumultuous time leading Great Britain.
On September 22nd, author and reporter for National Journal Major Garrett joined Hardball to discuss an National Journal article that says Americans prefer politicians who fight without compromise. Garrett’s most recent book is one that discusses ways in which perceptions about how politicians do their work fail to line up with reality.
On September 17th on Hardball, Shushannah Walshe of the Daily Beast was on to discuss the primary victory of Christine O’Donnell and what that means for the Republican Party. Her new book is a look at Governor Sarah Palin and her political career to this point.
On the September 9th episode of Hardball, political strategist Leslie Sanchez appeared on a panel talking about the political implications of President Obama singling out opponents by name. Her most recent book is an examination of the role of women in politics, how that has changed from the past to our current time and how that might change in the future.
On the August 19th episode of Hardball on CNBC, the final thoughts were delivered by radio talk show host Michael Smerconish. His newest book is an examination of the September 11th hijacker who was stopped at the US border by a customs agent and what that might have changed in the event, as well as the larger issues that surround the efforts to prevent terrorism.
Dan Senor, former foreign policy advisor to President George W. Bush, was on the August 3rd episode of Hardball discussing the plans to build a mosque near Ground Zero in Manhattan. Senor’s most recent book is an examination of the economy of Israel and globalization in the Middle East.
On the June 21st episode of Hardball on MSNBC, Chuck Todd and Chris Matthews were joined by Hendrik Hertzberg of the New Yorker to discuss the brouhaha around Rep. Joe Barton and his statements about BP and the Gulf oil spill. Hertzberg’s most recent book covers the Obama presidential campaign and the final months of the Bush presidency.