Politics

Campaign Finance Reform Outlook

April 2, 2002

A panel talks about the rapidly mounting legal and political consequences of last week's passage into law of campaign finance reform.

U.S. Policy Toward the Middle East

April 1, 2002

A panel talks about the evolving role of the U.S. in the Middle East as that region struggles with escalating violence and a high-stakes military standoff at Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's headquarters in Ramallah. Martin Indyk, former...

Medical Privacy

March 28, 2002

Opponents of proposed changes in Clinton-era medical privacy rules say the move would erode patients' hard-won privacy protections, while supporters say they would make it easier for patients to get needed medical care. A panel explains...

INS Restructuring

March 26, 2002

A discussion about several proposals to restructure the Immigration and Naturalization Service. Such changes have been proposed many times in the past, but have new urgency since the threat of terrorism brought increased focus to the...

Colombia

March 25, 2002

For decades, Colombia has been wracked by civil war and terrorism. Diane and her guests look at how the U.S. war on terrorism may affect our relations with Colombia.

Mary Pipher: "The Middle of Everywhere" (Harcourt)

March 21, 2002

America is a nation of immigrants. As in past generations, today refugees come from all around the world, fleeing wars, famines and other traumas. And, as psychologist Mary Pipher explains in her new book, American communities that have...

Physician Reimbursement Under Medicare

March 20, 2002

A panel talks about the growing number of doctors who are turning away Medicare patients because of the financial strain imposed by recent reductions in Medicare reimbursements to providers of medical care.

Joe Klein: "The Natural" (Doubleday)

March 19, 2002

In his anonymously-authored novel Primary Colors, journalist Joe Klein presented a thinly-veiled version of Bill Clinton, a man he'd closely observed on the campaign trail. In his new book, Klein looks back at the achievements -- and the...

US-Mexico Relations

March 19, 2002

During the 2000 campaign and the early part of his presidency, George W. Bush made relations with Mexico a top priority. But September 11th changed the landscape for foreign policy. As President Bush prepares to visit Mexico, a panel talks...

Cheney in the Mideast

March 18, 2002

Vice President Cheney's tour of Middle Eastern nations was intended as an opportunity to gather support for possible U.S. action against Iraq, but the worsening violence between Israelis and Palestinians has competed for Cheney's...

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