Politics

Tax Cut Debate

April 23, 2003

A panel talks about the politics and economics behind President Bush's push for $726 billion in tax cuts, with a look at tensions within the Republican Party, a compromise proposal from Treasury Secretary John Snow, and how the cuts would...

Nation-Building

April 21, 2003

Susan Page talks with a panel about the nation-building lessons the U.S. learned in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Haiti, Japan and elsewhere, and how those lessons should be applied to Iraq.

Iraq Update

April 9, 2003

Diane talks with a panel about the latest developments in Iraq, including signs of a power void in Baghdad, humanitarian needs, and what will happen next to stabilize the country.

President Bush and Prime Minister Blair

April 8, 2003

President Bush meets Monday with Prime Minister Tony Blair in Northern Ireland. Diane and her guests discuss the status the U.S- British partnership and its future in post-war Iraq

Arab Opinion

April 3, 2003

Political analysts discuss the challenges we face in regards to international public opinion and rising discontent in Arab countries.

Domestic Agenda

April 2, 2003

Even though both chambers of Congress are controlled by his party, President Bush's domestic agenda is facing an uphill battle. A panel talks about what's behind Congressional resistance to a tax cut and other presidential initiatives, and...

Opinions on Iraq

March 20, 2003

Diane speaks with members of Congress and with listeners from around the country about the range of public opinion on the latest developments over Iraq.

Iraq Update

March 18, 2003

The U.S., Britain and Spain withdrew from Security Council consideration their proposed resolution on Iraq, and U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan ordered the withdrawal of U.N. weapons inspectors and humanitarian workers. A panel talks...

American Public Libraries

March 13, 2003

Mitch Freedman, president of the American Library Association, talks about the possible consequences of state budget cuts for libraries in more than 30 states, plus other issues affecting libraries and librarians.

Private Interests and Military Policy

March 11, 2003

In this week's New Yorker magazine contributor Seymour Hersh argues that conflicts between public and private defense interests inevitably overlap and sometimes conflict. A panel joins Diane to talk about how these conflicts arise and may...

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