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Carl Cannon On Obamacare, American History, And His Unforeseen Path To Journalism

Real Clear Politics editor Carl Cannon discusses how Americans can learn about ourselves from our own history on this episode of Federalist Radio.


Carl Cannon is the Washington Bureau Chief of Real Clear Politics and author of the new book, “One This Date: From The Pilgrims to Today, Discovering America One Day at a Time.” He joins Federalist Radio to discuss Thursday night’s dramatic health care vote, how history can teach us about ourselves, and his journey into political journalism.

Cannon’s book highlights the fascinating, and often unknown, stories behind specific dates in American history. “I try to explain what the American identity is. We’re a resourceful people, and brave…we usually get things right and it takes us a while sometimes but we’re usually better than we were before,” he said.

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