Politics

Kristol & Shields

March 25, 2004

Commentator and syndicated columnist Mark Shields and Bill Kristol, editor of "The Weekly Standard," join Diane to talk about their take on the presidential campaign and other major current events.

Electronic Voting Machines

March 24, 2004

An estimated 28% of U.S. voters will cast their ballots on electronic voting machines next November, but questions about security remain. A panel discusses the on-going concerns.

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...

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