Politics

U.S. Seaport Security

February 23, 2006

Many security experts say that while U.S. seaports are vulnerable, politicians objecting to an Arab company's likely takeover of key port operations are aiming at the wrong target. Diane moderates a discussion on the politics and the...

Hamas at the Helm

February 22, 2006

Democratic elections have landed the radical Islamic group in charge of the Palestinian government. A discussion on where attempts to engage or isolate Hamas may lead.

Voting Rights Act Reauthorization

February 21, 2006

Certain provisions of the 1965 Voting Rights Act are set to expire in 2007. Diane and her guests talk about pros and cons of renewing these provisions and how Americans and U.S. elections might be affected.

Presidents and Secrecy

February 20, 2006

Historians discuss how presidents have exercised secrecy in their administrations.

Michael Kazin: "A Godly Hero" (Knopf)

February 15, 2006

William Jennings Bryan was one of the most popular politicians of the 19th century. A look at the life of the founder of the modern Democratic party and the man remembered for arguing against the teaching of evolution in schools.

Rep. John Murtha and the War Debate

February 13, 2006

An interview with Rep. Murtha, followed by analysis of the U.S. role in Iraq.

Governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee

February 9, 2006

A diagnosis of type 2 diabetes convinced Governor Mike Huckabee to lose 110 pounds and take control of his health. As the new chairman of the National Governors Association, he hopes to get Americans to lead healthier, more active lives...

Breaking the "Oil Addiction"

February 6, 2006

A look at the president's proposals to reduce U.S. reliance on Middle East oil.

Con Coughlin: "American Ally: Tony Blair and the War on Terror" (Ecco)

February 3, 2006

The leading British journalist details the evolution of the Bush-Blair relationship and their collaboration on Afghanistan and Iraq.

Michael Mandelbaum: "The Case for Goliath" (Public Affairs)

February 1, 2006

Many bemoan the dominance of the United States in world affairs. Foreign policy expert Michael Mandelbaum explains how the U.S. acts as the world's government, and why, if America gave up this role, the world would be a worse place.

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