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China's stock market fire drill had the world by the throat this week but, behind the wild downs and ups of the markets, there was a lot going out there.

Dick Cheney in earshot of the bomb blast in Afghanistan. A general out on his ear for the disgusting conditions facing wounded American soldiers at Walter Reed Army hospital.

New polling shows a majority of Americans now support government guaranteed health insurance for every American. John McCain comes laughing into the presidential race, and Arthur Schlesinger Jr. is dead.

This hour On Point: our weekly news roundtable, with a reporter straight off Cheney's plane, top analysts, Jack Beatty, and you.


Mark Silva, White House correspondent for the Chicago Tribune

Garance Franke-Ruta , senior editor at the America Prospect

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst, senior editor at the Atlantic Monthly

This program aired on March 2, 2007.


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