News

Pages

Special Coverage
11:54 am
Thu June 27, 2013

Aspen Ideas Festival - Future of the Republican Party

Future of the Republican Party

The Republican Party has seen its share of fractures, factions, and disruption of late: some in the party openly suggest that rifts within are caused by “right-wing religious nuts” and other extremists; others, especially the young in the party, complain that conservative platforms have become closed minded, racist, inflexible, and old-fashioned. How will the GOP build internal consensus on what it stands for? And who is poised to lead the charge?

Elaine L. Chao, Karl Rove, Vin Weber, Michael Gerson

Read more
gay marriage
11:07 am
Thu June 27, 2013

Supreme Court rulings bolster fight for same-sex marriage

Gay marriage supporters wait outside the Supreme Court in Washington on June 26th.
Credit Flickr/Photo Phiend

On Wednesday (6-26-13), the US Supreme Court struck down a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act... a section that had denied certain federal benefits to same sex couples. The court said that language unconstitutionally discriminated against gays and lesbians. And the decision prompted strong reactions closer to home. Aspen Public Radio’s Rebecca Kruth reports.  

Aspen’s gay community is celebrating after yesterday’s landmark Supreme Court ruling.

Todd Chamberlin is on the board of directors for Aspen Out, a group that provides support and services to gays and lesbians.

Read more
Special Coverage
9:19 am
Thu June 27, 2013

Aspen Ideas Festival - Why Are You the One Who Got the Election Right?

Why Are You the One Who Got the Election Right?

Columnist, statistician, and prognosticator Nate Silver, whose website FiveThirtyEight.com is the only one to have correctly predicted the outcomes of the 2012 and 2008 elections, shares his perspectives with award-winning journalist Katie Couric. (He also really knows baseball!)

Nate Silver & Katie Couric


Aspen Music Festival & School
12:01 am
Thu June 27, 2013

Festival Notes - June 27th, 2013

AMFS President and CEO Alan Fletcher discusses the first concert of the 65th season.  Tonight's program features Philip Glass' 2010 multimedia composition "Icarus at the Edge of Time" and piano wunderkind Conrad Tao performing Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto.  For more information, click here.

Read more
Special Coverage
5:08 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Aspen Ideas Festival - Principled Pluralism

Principled Pluralism: Report of the Inclusive America Project on America's Changing Religious Landscape


How do we engage America’s religious pluralism as a force for the common good? David Gergen will report the findings of a new report, “Principled Pluralism: Report of the Inclusive America Project,” prepared by a distinguished panel convened by the Institute’s Justice and Society Program. Gergen will describe how America’s religious diversity is a source of civic engagement and how we can bridge religious differences to build a stronger social fabric. The sad legacy of religious diversity around the globe has been conflict. Yet, in the United States, we have largely escaped this fate. After the Boston Marathon bombing, will our luck still hold? The report provides good news and a roadmap for the way forward.

David Gergen Meryl Chertoff E. J. Dionne, Jr.

Pages