Law

New Reports Allege US Drone Strikes Violate International Law

October 23, 2013

In new reports, human rights groups allege U.S. drone strikes unlawfully killed civilians in Pakistan and Yemen in violation of international law. Diane and her guests discuss the new questions about the legality of the U.S. drone program.

Congressional Districts, Demographics And Prospects For Moving Beyond Gridlock In Washington

October 21, 2013

The recent shutdown and debt ceiling crisis that paralyzed Washington prompts new questions about polarization of the U.S. electorate. Diane and her guests discuss congressional districts, demographic patterns and prospects for moving beyond gridlock in Washington.

Congress Agrees To End Federal Government Shutdown And Avert A U.S Debt Default

October 17, 2013

Congress passed a last-minute spending bill to end the government shutdown and temporarily lift the debt limit. Diane and her guests discuss how the deal happened and what this crisis could mean for the future of the U.S. political process.

Getting Treatment For Mental Illness

Getting Treatment For Mental Illness

October 15, 2013

The modern history of treating mental illness in America: Why the U.S. fails to meet the needs of so many people suffering from mental illness and what can be done about it.

Possible Repercussions Of A U.S. Debt Default At Home And Abroad

October 9, 2013

World leaders, bankers and political strategists warn of short and long term repercussions if Congress fails to raise the debt limit. Understanding the risks of a U.S. default at home and abroad.

A Preview Of The U.S. Supreme Court's Fall Term

October 7, 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court is back in session, with justices planning to hear cases on campaign finance, affirmative action and the constitutionality of legislative prayer. A preview of the Court's fall term.

New Efforts To Combat Human Trafficking

New Efforts To Combat Human Trafficking

October 3, 2013

An estimated 20 million people are trafficked into prostitution or forced labor worldwide. A British survivor tells her story of how she was forced into the sex trade. A panel of guests discusses new efforts to combat modern slavery.

Mark Tushnet: "In The Balance: Law And Politics On The Roberts Court"

September 26, 2013

A new book explores the growing power struggle within the Supreme Court between Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Elena Kagan. A look at law and politics and the reshaping of legal precedent on the Roberts Court.

President Obama’s Leadership Challenges At Home And Abroad

September 16, 2013

Guest host Frank Sesno and panelists discuss U.S. efforts to reach an agreement with Russia on chemical weapons in Syria and the looming budget crisis. An update on President Barack Obama's leadership challenges at home and abroad.

State Health Care Marketplaces: Who Will Buy And Why

September 10, 2013

In three weeks, uninsured Americans will be able to get coverage through state health care exchanges. Guest host Tom Gjelten and his guests discuss who will buy and why.

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