Diane leads a discussion about the collection of stories which won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
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- 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."
- Ron Elving Washington editor for NPR.
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