Politics

Small Arms Trade

July 25, 2001

Earlier this month, the United Nations held a conference on the illicit global trade in small arms - weapons that are small and light enough to be carried and operated by a single person. Diane and her guests talk about the agenda and...

Paul Wellstone: "The Conscience of a Liberal" (Random House)

July 24, 2001

In the 1990 Senate election, political science professor and Minnesota Democrat Paul Wellstone was the only challenger to beat an incumbent. In a new book, he describes the roots of his political beliefs and his activism in the 1960s, and...

Florida's Overseas Ballots

July 20, 2001

Diane talks with two New York Times reporters who spent months studying the overseas ballots that were counted in Florida after Election Day 2000. David Barstow and Don Van Natta's findings were published in the New York Times on Sunday...

India and Pakistan

July 5, 2001

The leaders of India and Pakistan will meet in just over a week to talk about Kashmir, the fiercely disputed territory lying between the two countries. Pakistan's foreign minister visited Washington, D.C., in June. Meanwhile, Pakistan's...

Anthony DePalma: "Here" (Public Affairs)

June 20, 2001

Journalist Anthony DePalma has served as the New York Times' bureau chief in both Canada and Mexico. In his new book, he examines the rapid changes taking place in the relationships between the countries of North America.

Patients' Bill of Rights

June 20, 2001

The Senate is set to debate two competing versions of the patients' bill of rights. A panel explains the differences between the two and what they mean for doctors, health insurance companies, HMOs, American businesses, and consumers.

Bush-Putin Meeting

June 18, 2001

A panel talks about the agenda and outcome of President Bush's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday. Likely topics include missile defense and the 1972 Antiballistic Missile Treaty, economic issues, the nature of the...

FBI Review

June 11, 2001

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is under intense scrutiny after a series of errors, the most recent involving documents relating to the Timothy McVeigh case. A panel talks about problems in the FBI and how they might be addressed.

Senate Switch

May 24, 2001

Senator James Jeffords of Vermont is expected to announce that he's leaving the Republican Party. This switch would put the Democratic Party in control of the Senate, and drastically change political alliances and operations in Washington...

Energy Policy

May 21, 2001

Diane talks with two energy experts about President Bush's energy proposal and its likely effects on the economy, the environment, consumers, and national politics.

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