Politics

Jane Eisner: "Taking Back the Vote" (Beacon)

September 9, 2004

A newspaper columnist talks about what needs to be done to encourage young Americans to vote and to participate in our democracy.

Middle East Update

September 9, 2004

Diane talks with representatives of Israel and the Palestinian Legislative Council about the recent outburst of violence in the Middle East, with updates on the security barrier, new settlements, Palestinian voter registration, and more.

Graham Allison: "Nuclear Terrorism" (Times Books)

September 8, 2004

The founding dean of Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government explains why nuclear terrorism is the greatest threat to America, and how to prevent it from happening.

The Judiciary, the Law and the Next U.S. President

September 7, 2004

In his speech at the Republican convention, President Bush vowed to protect marriage from activist judges. A look at how the next U.S. President will shape the nation's courts and the interpretation of U.S. law, starting with the Supreme...

Cheney's Speech

September 2, 2004

Two political strategists -- one from each party -- join Diane to discuss Wednesday night's featured speakers at the Republican convention: Vice President Dick Cheney and Democratic Senator Zell Miller.

Social Issues in the Republican Platform

September 1, 2004

Diane and her guests talk about the importance of conservative social views in the Republican Party platform.

GOP Convention Update

August 31, 2004

Diane talks with guests from the Republican Convention in New York City and in Washington about GOP's themes and strategies being presented this week.

Jeremy Rifkin: "The European Dream" (Tarcher Putnam)

August 19, 2004

A leading social thinker talks about the emerging European identity -- how it differs from the American identity and what it means for the future of the world.

Free Speech and Monitoring the Public

August 19, 2004

A panel talks about tactics the FBI and other government workers are using to watch the public and head off criminal activities -- and why they're worrisome to civil libertarians.

Iran's Nuclear Program

August 16, 2004

A panel talks about how the U.S. and its allies continue to grapple with Iran over its nuclear program.

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