Clark Kent Ervin: "Open Target" (Palgrave Macmillan)

May 9, 2006

The former inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security reveals gaps in America's defenses and suggests ways to close them.

Politics of Gas Prices

May 1, 2006

The White House and Congressional leaders are scrambling to come up with proposals aimed at assuaging voter concerns about rising prices at the pump. We talk about the political perils and opportunities of higher gas prices.

Linda Diebel: "Betrayed" (Carroll & Graf)

April 28, 2006

In a new book a former journalist details the work of one of Mexico's best known human rights lawyers, Digna Ochoa, and why some believe her death in 2001 was a politically motivated murder covered up by top Mexican officials.

Senator Edward Kennedy: "America Back On Track" (Viking)

April 27, 2006

The Massachusetts Democrat says good government is key to the nation's future.

Joe Klein: "Politics Lost" (Doubleday)

April 26, 2006

The author of "Primary Colors" and "The Natural" writes about what's wrong with the current state of politics in America and what can be done to fix it.

Senator Gordon Smith

April 24, 2006

The Republican senator from Oregon talks about his son's losing battle with depression and issues before the Senate.


April 17, 2006

Top U.S. officials are calling for immediate action to end the three-year-old crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan. Diane and her guests talk about why the situation is especially fragile right now, and what can be done to keep the crisis...

Senator Trent Lott

April 17, 2006

Diane talks with the Mississippi senator and former Senate majority leader about hurricane recovery, immigration, Iraq, and other news.

General Tony Zinni: "The Battle for Peace" (Palgrave Macmillan)

April 12, 2006

The former Commander-in-Chief of U.S. Central Command and special envoy to Israel and Palestine offers his thoughts on improving America's foreign policy goals and outcomes.

Senator Ron Wyden

April 10, 2006

The Democratic Senator from Oregon talks about his work on his tax reform proposal, his perspective as a minority member on the intelligence committee, and other political news.

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