Politics

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...

John Brady Kiesling Resignation

March 10, 2003

Career diplomat John Brady Kiesling recently stepped down from his post as a political counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Greece in protest of the administration's policies on war with Iraq. Kiesling joins Diane to explain his decision.

Community Dialogues on War

March 5, 2003

Members of Congress and Americans from across the country join Diane to talk about the opportunities for public dialogue and expressions of concern about the possible war on Iraq.

Department of Homeland Security

March 4, 2003

Last Saturday, 22 federal agencies merged to become part of the Department of Homeland Security. A panel joins Diane to talk about the mission of the department, its effectiveness to date and the enormous challenges ahead.

Costs of War

March 3, 2003

The Pentagon says a war on Iraq would cost at least $60 billion dollars, but other estimates for the total cost of war and occupation afterward start at $95 billion. A panel talks about the developing estimates, the military plans they're...

U.S.-Turkey Relations

February 24, 2003

Diane leads a discussion about the relationship between the U.S. and Turkey: U.S. aid to Turkey, Turkey's military and strategic importance to the U.S, and how Turkey is juggling its domestic, regional and international interests.

Domestic Security Enhancement Act of 2003

February 20, 2003

A draft proposal leaked from the Justice Department would expand many of the provisions of the 2001 Patriot Act. Two experts talk with Diane about the proposal and what it would mean for the war on terrorism, homeland security, civil...

States Raising Taxes

February 18, 2003

While the Bush administration promotes federal tax cuts, a growing number of governors and state legislators are considering raising taxes and other fees to cope with ongoing budget crises. We'll learn more about the economic woes most...

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