Politics

Patrick Radden Keefe: "Chatter" (Random House)

March 9, 2005

An important tool in the fight against terrorism is electronic eavesdropping. But spying raises questions of security, privacy and government secrecy. The story of how the government eavesdrops, who they target, and whether the...

The Bankruptcy Bill

March 8, 2005

Diane and her guests talk about the bankruptcy bill now before the Senate. Supporters say it would reduce abuse of the system, while opponents say it would degrade an important safety net.

Ambassador Nabil Fahmy of Egypt

March 7, 2005

The Egyptian ambassador to the U.S. joins Diane to talk about changes in the Egyptian political process and developments in Lebanon, Iraq, and elsewhere.

Kishore Mahbubani: "Beyond the Age of Innocence" (PublicAffairs)

March 3, 2005

Singapore's former Ambassador to the United Nations offers his perspective on how the world sees the United States. He writes about growing disillusionment with the U.S. and what the world's only remaining superpower should do about it.

Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa)

March 1, 2005

Diane talks with Senator Grassley about Social Security, the FDA, his proposed changes to bankruptcy law, and other issues.

Drug Safety and the FDA

February 22, 2005

Vioxx, antidepressants, and a new FDA drug safety board are all on the agenda as Steve Roberts leads a discussion about the Food and Drug Administration and how well it is protecting consumers.

Christopher de Bellaigue: "In the Rose Garden of the Martyrs" (HarperCollins)

February 18, 2005

Iran is one of the least well-understood countries in the world. An English journalist who's lived there for the past three years (and is married to an Iranian) offers an inside look at the people and the recent history of a country...

Iraqi Election Results

February 15, 2005

Diane and her guests talk about the results of the recent Iraqi elections: who attracted the most votes and why, the next steps toward a permanent government, how political developments will affect the U.S. military presence in Iraq, and...

Joseph Petro: "Standing Next to History" (Thomas Dunne Books)

February 14, 2005

A 23-year veteran of the U.S. Secret Service talks about his experiences working for the agency. Joseph Petro's "protectees" included Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford, Dan Quayle, and Pope John Paul II.

Congressman John Spratt

February 14, 2005

Congressman John Spratt, ranking minority member on the House Budget Committee, discusses President Bush's budget proposal, the future of Social Security, and Democratic Congressional strategy.

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