Politics

State of the Union 2003

January 29, 2003

A panel of journalists joins Diane for morning-after analysis of President Bush's State of the Union address.

Health Care Reform

January 27, 2003

Two U.S. Senators from opposite sides of the aisle join Diane to talk about double-digit increases in health care expenses and about some of the solutions being considered to address the problem.

Amy Chua: "World on Fire" (Doubleday)

January 17, 2003

Some people believe exporting free markets and democracy to other countries would increase peace and prosperity throughout the world. In a new book, Yale law school professor Amy Chua argues that it breeds ethnic hatred and global...

Health Care Costs

January 16, 2003

17,000 GE employees staged a two-day strike this week in protest of company plans to raise out of pocket health care costs. Diane speaks with several analysts on the rising cost of heath care and the implications for employers, employees...

North Korea

January 7, 2003

A panel talks about the latest from the standoff with North Korea over nuclear issues, and how the Bush administration's foreign policy is evolving.

Fitzhugh Mullan: "Big Doctoring in America" (University of California Press)

January 3, 2003

Physician and medical school professor Fitzhugh Mullan talks about the state of the American health care system and the changing role of primary health care providers.

Federal deficits

December 19, 2002

The Congressional Budget Office projects that if the Bush administration tax cuts are extended indefinitely, there could be a 10 year budget deficit of $2.9 trillion. Two economists join Diane to talk about the relationship between...

Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott

December 17, 2002

Confidence in Senator Trent Lott's ability to continue to serve as Majority Leader appears to be slipping. On Sunday Oklahoma Senator Don Nickles called for new leadership elections. A panel of political analysts joins Diane to talk about...

Pre-emption Doctrine

December 16, 2002

A panel talks about the pre-emption doctrine - the Bush administration's new emphasis on striking first to defend the U.S. - and what it means for U.S. security and foreign policy.

Jamieson & Waldman: "The Press Effect" (Oxford)

December 4, 2002

Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Paul Waldman of the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania present the results of a major survey of public opinion about press coverage of major events like the 2000 presidential...

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