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Interview with Senator Tom Coburn and Author Ying Ma

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Dr. Tom Coburn served three terms in the House of Representatives representing Oklahoma beginning in 1994 and in 2004 was elected to the first of two terms in the Senate. He has earned a reputation for fiscal conservatism for fighting earmarks and waste, such as the "Bridge to Nowhere" and "Woodstock Museum."

Dr. Coburn graduated with honors from graduated from the University of Oklahoma Medical School.

He is the author of numerous books and is here to discuss his latest, The Debt Bomb: A Bold Plan To Stop Washington From Bankrupting America.


Ying Ma writes regularly about China, international affairs and the free market. Much of her research explores the nexus between political and economic freedom with respect to China’s rising influence on the global stage. Her articles have covered issues such as the Internet revolution, democratization, climate change, state capitalism and market liberalization, and have appeared in The Wall Street Journal Asia, the International Herald Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, National Review Online, The Weekly Standard, Policy Review and other publications. She is the author of Chinese Girl in the Ghetto, which she completed as a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

Ms. Ma received a B.A. in Government, magna cum laude, from Cornell University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.