For our November Readers' Review: “Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant” by Anne Tyler. As we prepare for holiday gatherings, join Diane and her guests to discuss this master work from the author who has made an art of exploring family love and dysfunction.
President Bush presented his budget to Congress on Monday, featuring a $48 billion boost for defense spending and emphasizing performance criteria as the basis of funding decisions for the government’s many agencies and programs. A panel talks about the economic and political underpinnings of his proposal, and how it’s being received in Congress.
- Norman Ornstein is resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute; coauthor with Thomas Mann of "The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track."
- Thomas Mann senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and co-author of "The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How To Get It Back On Track"
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