The ebola epidemic in West Africa is not just a health care crisis. It has affected every corner of society in the countries most affected. Schools have been closed for months, infrastructure projects have been put on hold and GDP growth has slowed to a crawl. A discussion of the social and economic cost of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
House Majority Leader Tom DeLay faces ethics investigations in Congress and criticism related to the Terri Schiavo controversy. Diane and her guests talk about DeLay’s leadership and the Republican Party.
- 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."
- David Keene chairman of the American Conservative Union and managing associate with Carmen Group, a D.C.-based governmental-affairs firm
- Matthew Continetti associate editor of "The Weekly Standard"; he edits the magazine's "Campaign Standard" blog.
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