The withdrawal from Afghanistan is not going as well as some hoped. But did anyone ever think that extracting U.S. troops from a 20-year war was going to be easy? And let the blame game begin.
This week’s show is mostly a personal essay about my relationship with Neal Conan, the longtime NPR broadcaster who died of cancer earlier this month. In addition to being a good friend, he is probably more responsible for the success of the Political Junkie program than anyone else, as he included a Political Junkie segment on Talk of the Nation every week for seven years.
Music in this week’s episode
A Mistake by Fiona Apple