Politics

Historians on the Presidential Election of 2004

November 2, 2004

Diane and her guests put the Bush-Kerry contest in historical perspective, comparing today's campaigns, candidates, and issues to those of the past, and analyzing the significance and implications of the similarities and differences.

Listeners on Campaign Themes

November 1, 2004

Just a few more rallies, a few more ads, and a few more headlines until Campaign 2004 becomes history. Diane invites you to discuss which issues most resonated with you this election season, which were overlooked, and what you think of the...

Supreme Court Stakes in the Presidential Election

November 1, 2004

A panel talks about how the outcome of Tuesday's election could affect the Supreme Court and the nation's laws.

Congressional Races

October 27, 2004

Republicans are expected to hold a majority in the House of Representatives after voters go to the polls next week, but the Senate majority is up in the air. A conversation about which Congressional races to watch and what's at stake.

James Naughtie: "The Accidental American" (PublicAffairs)

October 26, 2004

The presidencies of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush have been very different, but the two men have a very close ally in common: Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair. One of England's leading journalists talks about Blair and his relations...

Security in Iraq

October 26, 2004

We'll talk about new threats to on going security efforts in Iraq including the massacre of dozens of newly trained Iraqi troops and reports that three hundred tons of explosives are missing from an Iraqi military site.

Max Frankel: "High Noon in the Cold War" (Ballantine Books)

October 25, 2004

The Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and former executive editor of the "New York Times" who covered the Kennedy White House in Washington, Khrushchev in Moscow, and Castro in Havana, offers a comprensive and definitive account of...

The Politics of Fear

October 25, 2004

Both President George Bush and Democratic challenger John Kerry are telling voters that the election of their opponent will lead to dire consequences. Diane and her guests talk about the competing claims, how they compare to the facts, and...

Kiron Skinner: "Reagan's Path to Victory" (Free Press)

October 22, 2004

Many Americans remember Ronald Reagan as the 'great communicator.' But few know how he developed his political views. A look at the radio addresses he wrote and delivered between 1975 and 1979 offers new insights into the shaping of...

Faith and the Presidency

October 20, 2004

Both John Kerry and George W. Bush say they rely on their religious faith to guide them in their private and public lives. Diane and her guests talk about the role of religious faith in the presidential campaigns.

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