Politics

Evan Thomas: "Election 2004" (PublicAffairs)

January 21, 2005

One year before last November's presidential election, the Bush-Cheney and Kerry-Edwards campaign granted Newsweek reporters unprecedented access to their campaigns in exchange for promises not to reveal any information until after the...

Lindsay Moran: "Blowing My Cover" (Putnam)

January 18, 2005

From 1998 to 2003, Lindsay Moran worked as a case officer for the CIA. She describes how the life of a spy was nothing like what she'd expected from watching James Bond movies and reading "Harriet the Spy" books.

World Bank President James Wolfensohn

January 18, 2005

After a decade as president of the World Bank, James Wolfensohn recently announced he will step down when his current term runs out later this year. He joins Diane to talk about his recent visit to tsunami-stricken areas of South Asia, and...

Nick Kotz: "Judgment Days" (Houghton Mifflin)

January 10, 2005

President Lyndon Johnson and clergyman Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led the fight for civil rights. Their relationship was finally severed by King's opposition to the Vietnam war. Journalist Nick Kotz explains how previously unreleased...

Palestinian Presidential Election

January 10, 2005

Diane and her guests talk about Sunday's Palestinian presidential election, and prospects for peace in the Middle East.

Social Security

January 6, 2005

The President's proposal for Social Security will likely include not only private accounts but reductions in future benefits. A panel talks about several different options for shoring up Social Security and how they could affect you.

T.R. Reid: "The United States of Europe" (The Penguin Press)

January 5, 2005

One of America's best-known foreign news correspondents traces the rise of the European Union into an economic, political, and cultural powerhouse poised to rival the United States.

Intelligence Bill

December 13, 2004

The nation's intelligence apparatus will be restructured under recently passed legislation, adding a national director of intelligence and a counterterrorism center, and changing the way the intelligence agencies work together. A panel...

Saudi Arabia

December 8, 2004

Monday's attack on the American consulate in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia drew renewed attention to that country's battle wth terrorism. Tune in for a conversation about what the attack signifies, how U.S. policies and the war in Iraq factor in...

Iraq Troop Deployment

December 6, 2004

The U.S. increased its troop commitment in Iraq by 12,000, for a total of about 150,000. Diane and her guests talk about the military strategy in Iraq in the lead-up to elections.

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