Law

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...

Barbara Bisantz Raymond: "The Baby Thief" (Carroll & Graf)

June 7, 2007

One hundred years ago adoption as we know it today did not exist in America. A social worker in Memphis, Tennessee changed that. But her tactics were cruel, abusive and self-serving. How Georgia Tann changed adoption - for the good and...

Tony Lagouranis: "Fear Up Harsh" (NAL Caliber)

June 5, 2007

A U.S. military interrogator offers a first hand account of his experience in Iraq, the brutal methods he and others routinely employed, and why he came to believe U.S interrogation tactics fail both morally and strategically.

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