A novel about Vivian, a young Irish girl sent by rail from a New York City tenement to Minnesota in the early 1900s. She was one of thousands of abandoned children sent to live with rural families for a better life. But not all ended up in loving homes.
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The Senate passes the sweeping financial reform law, BP appears to have been able to temporarily cap its gushing well, and the administration claims the stimulus saved or created more than 3.5 million jobs. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week’s top national news stories.
- E.J. Dionne Jr. senior fellow at The Brookings Institution, Washington Post columnist, and author of "Souled Out: Reclaiming Faith and Politics After the Religious Right" and of "Stand Up Fight Back."
- Dayo Olopade Bernard Schwartz fellow at the New America Foundation; political reporter for The Daily Beast.
- Matthew Continetti associate editor of "The Weekly Standard"; he edits the magazine's "Campaign Standard" blog.
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