"My Brilliant Friend" by Elena Ferrante is the first of the mysterious Italian author's Neapolitan novels. The series tells the story of a life-long friendship between two working class girls in Naples. Critics have called Ferrante “one of the greatest novelists of our time.” Yet nobody knows her true identity. Join Diane and her guests for a discussion of “My Brilliant Friend.”
The dividing line between Republicans and Democrats is clear when it comes to tax policy. Republican presidential candidates want to extend President Bush’s tax cuts, while the leading Democrats argue for letting them expire and raising the capital gains tax. A look at how the politics are shaping up and how they might shake out in today’s economy.
- Jason Furman economic advisor to Senator Barack Obama
- Stephen Moore is a member of the Wall Street Journal's editorial board.
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