On this week’s show the Ivory Tower panelists assess Mitt Romney’s trip to Israel. Was it really as gaffe-prone and damaging as the media and his critics have said, or did Romney carefully calculate his statements about Iran and the Palestinians to speak to a very small but specific audience? Then the panelists discuss the proposal to build high-speed rail Upstate. Is this a good investment of infrastructure funds? What cities should it connect? How fast must the trip from Syracuse to New York City be for the investment to be worth the candle? Join in the conversation by posting a message.