Politics

Inside Iraq

September 20, 2000

Two journalists who recently traveled through Iraq discuss what they observed there, and what life is like today for ordinary citizens, for the military, and for those in power.

Barlett and Steele: "The Great American Tax Dodge" (Little, Brown)

September 11, 2000

Investigative journalists Donald Barlett and James Steele have been carefully combing through the U.S. tax code. In their book they report on what they've learned about the millions of Americans who are committing income tax fraud -- and...

Dr. Lynne Cheney

September 11, 2000

Dr. Lynne Cheney is the wife of GOP vice presidential candidate Richard Cheney and former head of the National Endowment for the Humanities. She joins Diane to talk about the Republican party's ideas about education and other issues, and...

Russian Military

September 6, 2000

The recent submarine disaster that killed more than 100 Russian sailors is just the latest sign of a deteriorating military infrastructure in post-Cold War Russia. A panel talks about Russia's ability to maintain its defense capability --...

Tax Cut Proposals

September 5, 2000

Presidential candidates Al Gore and George W. Bush have proposed dueling income tax cuts in their battle to attract voters. Economists say the candidates are depending on optimistic predictions about the U.S. economy that might or might...

Clinton Legacy at the Democratic Convention

August 15, 2000

President Clinton is the featured speaker at the opening night of the Democratic Convention. His vice president, Al Gore, now becomes the party's presidential nominee. Diane and her guests talk about Clinton's legacy and what it means to...

U.S. Aid to Colombia

August 14, 2000

A panel talks about the complex problems in Colombia and whether a new, $1.3 billion U.S. aid package aimed to fight the drug trade could help pave the way to peace and prosperity.

Immigration as a Campaign Issue

August 9, 2000

America is a nation of immigrants, but generations have debated who should be allowed to cross the border and become citizens, and on what terms. A panel talks about how both political parties are positioning themselves on immigration...

Jeffrey Birnbaum: "The Money Men" (Crown)

August 7, 2000

Campaign finance reform has been in and out of the headlines in recent years, but it's an issue that many of us still find confusing. In his new book, journalist Jeffrey Birnbaum spotlights the political fundraising process and the people...

Getting Out the Vote

August 7, 2000

Advocates of all stripes are making nationwide efforts to increase turnout among young voters, minority voters, voters with disabilities, and other populations. Diane talks with advocates and election-watchers about the missions behind...

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