Politics

Diane Beers: "For the Prevention of Cruelty" (Swallow)

July 24, 2006

A discussion of the history and legacy of animal rights activism in the U.S.

The 'Big Dig' Tunnel Collapse and Beyond

July 24, 2006

Problems with the Boston highway project and a broader view of public works safety, financing and oversight issues.

News Roundup

July 21, 2006

A panel of journalists joins Diane for review and analysis of the week's top national and international news stories.

Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein: "The Broken Branch" (Oxford)

July 14, 2006

Two veteran Congress-watchers talk about the problems currently plaguing our legislative branch, and about what can be done to address them.

Ali Ansari: "Confronting Iran" (Basic Books)

July 12, 2006

How friendy U.S.-Iranian relations turned to mistrust and paved the way to the nuclear crisis today.

Mexican elections

July 3, 2006

Mexico lies in wait for an official result after a bare knuckles presidential campaign of right versus left.

News Roundup

June 30, 2006

A panel of journalists joins Diane for review and analysis of the week's top national and international news stories.

News Roundup

June 23, 2006

A panel of journalists joins Diane for review and analysis of the week's top national and international news stories.

Fighting Childhood Obesity

June 19, 2006

Rising childhood obesity rates spawn efforts to get junk food out of schools, but behavioral changes are lagging public awareness.

Separation of Powers

May 30, 2006

Analysis of the current interplay between the branches of government, from the Rep. William Jefferson case to wartime initiatives.

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