Law

Michael H. Stone: "The Anatomy of Evil" (Prometheus Books)

July 22, 2009

Inspired by Dante's Inferno, a psychiatrist developed a twenty-two-point scale for measuring evil – from justifiable homicide to torture and murder. He explains how society could use this new tool.

News Roundup - Hour 2

July 17, 2009

Bombings in Baghdad and elsewhere in Iraq leave residents wondering if its security forces can handle the job. The U.S. steps up pressure on Iran to engage in talks on its nuclear program and the U.N. begins a probe into the assassination...

Sonia Sotomayor Confirmation Hearings

July 16, 2009

Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor answers questions about her judicial philosophy and the judge she’d be if confirmed to the Supreme Court. Review and analysis of the Sotomayor confirmation hearings.

Debate Over Bush-Era Security Programs

July 14, 2009

New disclosures prompt calls for an inquiry of the Bush Administration's national security programs. A look at political risks the Obama administration might face by opening an investigation into previous anti-terrorism policies.

Don't Ask, Don't Tell

July 13, 2009

Opponents of "don't ask, don't tell" have stepped up efforts to repeal the policy that prohibits gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military. A discussion of how the policy has affected the armed forces and the pros and cons for...

Al Franken: U.S. Senator

July 1, 2009

Democrat Al Franken heads to Washington after Republican Norm Coleman concedes the contested Minnesota Senate race. What Franken's victory means for the balance of power on Capitol Hill and the President's agenda. The Diane Rehm Show...

Supreme Court Roundup

June 30, 2009

The Supreme Court ends its session with on rulings on voting rights, discrimination and campaign finance. Analysis of the decisions and how Justice David Souter’s retirement will affect the court.

News Roundup - Hour 2

June 19, 2009

A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories. Iran limits international news coverage of protests over presidential election results. China and Russia urge a defiant North Korea to return to...

Matthew M. Aid: "The Secret Sentry" (Bloomsbury)

June 16, 2009

A detailed history of the National Security Agency from its conception during World War II to its role in the wars in Afghanistan and Iran.

Jason Kersten: "The Art of Making Money" (Gotham Books)

June 15, 2009

Master counterfeiters are criminals, but also craftsmen. The true story of a master counterfeiter who outwitted the Secret Service for years until he was brought down by his own son.

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