Politics

Todd Gitlin: "Letters to a Young Activist" (Basic Books

June 23, 2003

In his new book, former student protest leader and Columbia University professor Todd Gitlin reflects on how activism has changed since the era of the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War, and shares his insights on effective activism.

Fund Raising for the 2004 Presidential Race

June 19, 2003

President Bush launched his re-election fund raising efforts this week. His campaign war chest will likely set a new record. Meanwhile a crowded Democratic field is competing for primary votes as well as dollars. We'll talk about fund...

California Ballot Initiative

June 18, 2003

Diane and her guests talk about California's proposed ballot initiative to recall that state's recently re-elected governor, embattled Democrat Gray Davis, as early as this fall.

U.S. Role in the Middle East

June 5, 2003

President Bush met with the Israeli and Palestinian prime ministers yesterday in Jordan. The summit reflects a new level of involvement by the Bush administration. Diane and her guests discuss the U.S role in the Mideast and our overall...

Middle East Summit

June 2, 2003

There are new hopes for a peace plan in the Mideast. Israel and Palestinian prime minsters will meet with President Bush in Jordan on Wednesday. Diane talks with Palestinian and Israeli representatives about the U.S. role in the Mideast...

North Korea

May 21, 2003

A panel talks about President Bush's meetings with the leaders of South Korea and Japan, and how the U.S. should conduct its policy toward North Korea to head off a mounting nuclear crisis.

Tax Cut Debate

May 15, 2003

A panel talks about the competing tax cut proposals: who would benefit, how the changes would affect the economy, and the latest political maneuvering of Democrats, Republicans, and the White House.

French Ambassador Jean-David Levitte

May 7, 2003

The French ambassador to the U.S. joins Diane to talk about the rift between our two countries, possible efforts to ease tensions, the French perspective on top international issues, and more.

Campaign Finance Ruling

May 6, 2003

Last Friday a three judge panel issued a 1,700 page ruling on the McCain Feingold Act. A panel joins Diane to talk about campaign finance reform and the implications of this ruling for 2004 political campaigns.

Presidential Campaigns

April 30, 2003

A panel talks about how President Bush and Democratic hopefuls are starting to position themselves for the 2004 presidential race.

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