Politics

Pre-War Media Coverage

March 22, 2004

Some media critics say the press could have done a better job of sorting out the Bush administration's claims regarding the threat posed by Saddam Hussein's Iraq. Terence Smith, media correspondent for PBS' "The NewsHour with Jim...

Congressional Ethics

March 22, 2004

Congress' mutual "truce" on filing ethics complaints seems to be at an end, now that the House Ethics Committee is launching its first investigation in several years. We'll look at some of the allegations of Capitol Hill ethical...

Marie Wilson: "Closing the Leadership Gap" (Viking)

March 12, 2004

A leading women's advocate and co-creator of the "Take Our Daughters to Work" program explains why women can and must help run the world.

Jean-Marie Colombani & Walter Wells: "Dangerous De-Liaisons" (Melville House)

March 9, 2004

A year ago, on the eve of war in Iraq, the relationship between traditional allies France and the U.S. seemed to completely fall apart. Two editors of Paris-based newspapers -- one French, one American -- talk about the state of...

Iraq Update

March 9, 2004

A conversation about Iraq's new interim constitution and its implications for the U.S. role in Iraq, as a June 30 deadline approaches for the political handover to Iraqis.

Judicial Nominations

March 8, 2004

The appointment of federal judges has become one of Washington's most partisan, high-stakes battlegrounds. Diane and her guests look at the latest developments and their implications for the presidential race.

Science and Politics

March 4, 2004

Sixty distinguished scientists last month criticized the Bush administration for how it uses scientific information in making policy, how it handles the selection of scientists for federal advisory panels, and other scientific issues. The...

Steve Coll: "Ghost Wars" (The Penguin Press)

March 3, 2004

Having interviewed about 200 American, Afghan, Pakistani, and Saudi intelligence sources, a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist talks about the intelligence, foreign policy, and counterterrorism wars in the Afghan theater prior to the...

Social Security

March 2, 2004

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan made a stir with his recent suggestion to cut future Social Security benefits to keep the program solvent. A panel talks about the future of Social Security and how it might figure in the...

Haiti

March 1, 2004

U.S. Marines headed to Haiti Sunday night after President Jean-Bertrand Aristide resigned and left the country. A panel talks about the unrest leading up to Aristide's resignation and what could happen next.

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