Politics

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.

The Politics of Economic Forecasting

February 24, 2004

Diane and her guests talk about how President Bush and the contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination are using employment projections and U.S. economic trends in their campaigns.

Iran

February 23, 2004

Friday's parliamentary elections in Iran have been described as the last nail in the coffin of the reform movement. Others believe it's just one chapter in a story that will end in a free, democratic Iran. A panel talks about the elections...

Iraq Update

February 17, 2004

Iraq's political transition is moving forward and suffering serious setbacks at the same time. A panel talks about the security problems plaguing Iraq and the latest news of progress.

Haiti

February 16, 2004

A violent uprising in Haiti has killed at least 49 people and threatened the presidency of Jean-Bertrand Aristide. A panel talks about the grievances against Aristide and how the conflict might be resolved.

Nuclear Transfers from Pakistan

February 11, 2004

A top Pakistani scientist confessed to selling nuclear secrets to Libya, Iran, and North Korea, but an international agency says this revelation is just the tip of the iceberg. A panel talks about what really happened in Pakistan and the...

Kevin Phillips: "American Dynasty" (Viking)

February 10, 2004

President Bush's father was president and his grandfather a senator. But a one-time Republican strategist traces the family's political connections much further back. Kevin Phillips takes a look at four generations of the Bush family...

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