For this month's Readers' Review: "Drown" -- the debut collection of short stories by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Junot Diaz. Twenty years ago, Diaz published ten heart-breaking tales about a fragmented family from the Dominican Republic finding their way in 1980s America.
Congress is scheduled to vote today on a five hundred billion dollar package that combines domestic spending with war funding. We’ll talk about this year’s protracted budget battles and the chances of repeating last year’s budget collapse.
- Philip Joyce Professor of Public Policy and Public Administration, George Washington University
- 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"
- Brian Riedl senior budget analyst,The Heritage Foundation
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