Bruce Watson: "Sacco & Vanzetti" (Viking)

August 22, 2007

Tomorrow marks the eightieth anniversary of the execution of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti. Their trial was one of the most controversial in American history. And their case made them famous the world over. A fresh look at the...


August 22, 2007

President Bush recently reaffirmed the goal of closing the prison camp for security detainees at Guantanamo Bay. But finding countries to take in cleared prisoners and what to do with those who remain suspects remain major challenges.

Domestic Terrorism

August 16, 2007

A new report by the New York Police Department examines how radicalization could turn American residents into active terrorists. What is known about the domestic threat and the law enforcement response.

Alan Krueger: "What Makes A Terrorist" (Princeton)

August 7, 2007

A leading economist explains why most terrorists come from middle-class, often college-educated backgrounds and are not poor and illiterate. A look at the economic roots of terrorism.

Anthony Romero & Dina Temple-Raston: "In Defense of Our America" (Morrow)

July 3, 2007

The Executive Director of the ACLU and an award-winning author / NPR reporter on the state of civil liberties in the post-9/11 world.

The Release of the CIA's "Family Jewels"

June 28, 2007

Diane and her guests talk about the tactics of the CIA in the Vietnam era as reflected in recently released documents, and how they compare to what we know about U.S. intelligence tactics since 9/11.

Rebuilding New Orleans

June 28, 2007

A new report says large sections of the city are still prone to flooding, but recovery continues.

The Supreme Court

June 27, 2007

A look at the major cases rounding out the year and trends in the new Roberts court. Conservatives prevailed this week in cases on campaign finance reform, student speech, and taxpayer challenges to government programs. School...

Enemy Combatants

June 14, 2007

Recent court decisions have thrown the Bush Administration's pursuit of military justice into doubt, both at home and abroad.

Alex Goldfarb & Marina Litvinenko: "Death of a Dissident" (Free Press)

June 13, 2007

British authorities have called for the extradition of a former KGB agent charged with the murder of Alexander Litvinenko in London last year. Litvinenko's close friend and his widow tell the inside story of his life and his death by...

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