Politics

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.

Darfur

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.

White House Disclosures

April 10, 2006

The White House calls it an authorized disclosure; Democrats in Congress call it a leak. Diane and her guests talk about the legal and political ramifications of a White House aide's testimony that both President Bush and Vice President...

War Crimes Tribunals

April 7, 2006

A discussion of the efforts to bring world leaders to justice for atrocities such as those committed in Iraq, Sierra Leone, Yugoslavia, and the Sudan.

Bruce Ackerman: "Before the Next Attack" (Yale)

April 6, 2006

The Yale University Professor of Law and Political Science writes about how to preserve civil liberties in an age of terrorism.

DeLay Resignation

April 4, 2006

Analysts join Diane for a discussion of the implications of Texas Republican Tom DeLay's announcement he will give up his seat in the House of Representatives.

Fernando Henrique Cardoso: "The Accidental President of Brazil" (Public Affairs)

March 29, 2006

The man who preceded "Lula" -- Luiz Ignacio Lula da Silva -- as president of Brazil joins Diane to talk about his country's dramatic changes in the 20th century and the role he played in bringing Brazil into the 21st century.

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