One of the World's leading News and Backgrounds magazines is The Economist. On a weekly basis, the upcoming issue is previewed in a podcast and in addition, there are subject related podcasts. One of the latests is called Democracy in America and this deals with the events around the presidential elections in 2008. More specifically, the episode deals with the national security issues. There is an interview with Jeremy Shapiro of the Brookings Institution, who is analyzing this subject. There seem to be a lot of misinformation around the homeland security, or at least rhetoric more than actual fact finding and dealing with genuine issues.
There will be weekly podcasts about the upcoming elections with guest interviews. Readers can leave comments and propose questions to the next guest.