"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.”
Americans are increasingly dissatisfied with how their government works – or doesn’t. With millions unemployed, soaring deficits and concerns about health-care, voters want Congress to act. The future of bipartisanship in a hyper-partisan age.
- James Thurber professor and director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies at American University
- Chris Cillizza is the author of "The Fix" on washingtonpost.com
- Charlie Cook editor and publisher of the "Cook Political Report"
- Tom Udall is the junior senator from New Mexico. He was elected in 2008. Previously he served as a U.S. Representative and as New Mexico's State Attorney General.
- Tom Davis Tom Davis served in Congress from 1995-2008, and was chairman of the Republicansâ congressional campaign committee from 1998-2002.
- Andrew Kohut director of the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press
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