Politics

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.

Maureen Dowd: "Are Men Necessary?" (Putnam)

November 15, 2005

Narcissism has trumped feminism, and men are not biologically suited to run the world, the New York Times columnist argues.

Patricia Aburdene: "Megatrends 2010" (Hampton Roads)

November 14, 2005

A best-selling author challenges conventional wisdom about the relationship between greed and capitalism. She highlights seven trends transforming our free enterprise system into something more spiritual and values oriented.

Janis Karpinski: "One Woman's Army" (Miramax)

November 8, 2005

The woman in charge of Abu Ghraib prison tells why she joined the Army and offers her side of the Iraq prisoner abuse scandal.

Gov. Bill Richardson: "Between Worlds" (Putnam)

November 7, 2005

The governor of New Mexico talks about his upbringing in Mexico City, his life in politics, and the future of the Democratic party.

Senator Barbara Boxer: "A Time To Run" (Chronicle)

November 2, 2005

California Senator Barbara Boxer presents her debut novel. It features a liberal female senator facing a crucial vote on an ultra-conservative Supreme Court nominee.

Richard Clarke: "The Scorpion's Gate" (Putnam)

October 31, 2005

Former counter-terrorism official Richard Clarke on the war on terrorism and his new novel about turmoil in the Middle East.

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