Politics

Larry Beinhart: "Fog Facts" (Nation Books)

December 12, 2005

The author of the novel "American Hero", which was the basis of the movie "Wag the Dog," turns his attention to the real world issue of spin.

Uzodinma Iweala: "Beasts of No Nation" (HarperCollins)

December 9, 2005

In Nigerian-American Iweala's first novel, a young African boy is recruited to fight along guerilla fighters in his country's civil war. Agu tries to hold memories of happier times close, but finds these and his sense of self slipping...

Democratic Options for U.S. Strategy in Iraq

December 6, 2005

Leading Democrats offer views on U.S options in Iraq.

The Death Penalty

December 5, 2005

Executions in the U.S. top 1,000 since the Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976. At the same time, public support for the death penalty has dropped and high-profile clemency petitions land governors and their decisions in the...

Mike Wallace: "Between You and Me" (Hyperion)

December 1, 2005

With over 60 years in journalism, Mike Wallace has interviewed the famous and the infamous. He talks about his life as a reporter and some of his most famous interviews.

President Bush's Strategy for Iraq

December 1, 2005

Diane and her guests talk about the president's speech at the Naval Academy on his vision for victory in Iraq, the readiness of Iraqi troops, and conflicting ideas about drawing down or withdrawing U.S. forces in the region.

Lynne Cheney: "A Time For Freedom" (Simon & Shuster)

November 30, 2005

By understanding the nation's past, young people will see that American freedom was not inevitable, Cheney argues. She discusses historical lessons and their bearing on current events.

Pension Plans and Retirement Security

November 30, 2005

Millions of older Americans have lost pension benefits promised by their employers. A look at how corporate risk taking, legislation, and the stock market have undermined financial security for retirees

Washington Scandals

November 28, 2005

From super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff to Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward, scandal is everywhere in Washington these days. Diane talks with three veteran Capitol Hill watchers about the latest indictments, testimony and other...

Sen. John McCain: "Character is Destiny" (Random House)

November 16, 2005

The Arizona senator joins Diane to share some of the 34 stories in his latest book, which celebrates great historical figures and lesser-known heroes whose values exemplify the best of the human spirit.

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