The ebola epidemic in West Africa is not just a health care crisis. It has affected every corner of society in the countries most affected. Schools have been closed for months, infrastructure projects have been put on hold and GDP growth has slowed to a crawl. A discussion of the social and economic cost of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
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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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The Diane Rehm Show (Friday News Roundup): The panelists discuss the NAACP’s passage of a resolution earlier this week condemning what it has identified as racist elements within the Tea Party Movement:
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