Politics

History of Voting

November 4, 2002

On the eve of Election Day, Diane and her guests take a look at how our voting system came to be, from the Founding Fathers, through the suffragette and civil rights movements, up to current debates over voting rights and systems.

Senate Races

October 29, 2002

Mid term elections are one week away. A panel of political analysts discusses some of the many close Senate races across the country and prospects for Senate party control.

U.N. Resolution on Iraq

October 28, 2002

A panel talks about the work in the U.N. on a resolution against Iraq, and what the ongoing negotiations and their outcome mean for U.S. policy towards Iraq.

Rep. J.C. Watts: "What Color Is a Conservative?" (Harper Collins)

October 23, 2002

Rep. J.C. Watts (R-OK), currently serving as chairman of the Republican Conference in the U.S. House of Representatives, announced earlier this year that he's leaving the House at the end of his term. He joins Diane to discuss his years in...

North Korea

October 23, 2002

North Korea has recently admitted to a secret nuclear weapons program. Some say the disclosure is bid for diplomatic leverage. A panel discusses the threat posed by North Korea and its wider implications for U.S. foreign policy.

Afghanistan's Minister of Foreign Affairs

October 22, 2002

Diane talks with Dr. Abdullah, minister of foreign affairs for the Transitional Islamic State of Afghanistan, about the reconstruction efforts in his country, Afghanistan's relationships with the U.S. and with its own neighbors, and the...

The Economy and Upcoming Elections

October 17, 2002

Two economists discuss the state of the economy and how it may influence voters in November.

Muslim Charities and the Terrorism Money Trail

October 14, 2002

A panel talks about the investigations of Muslim charities and other organizations believed to be funding anti-American terrorism.

Congressional Races

October 8, 2002

Midterm elections are 4 weeks away. A panel of political analysts discusses how some of the potentially pivotal races are shaping up across the country and the implications for Congressional party control.

Health Care Benefits for Fetuses

October 2, 2002

The Bush administration has expanded eligibility of federally subsidized health care for children to include fetuses. A panel discusses the new regulation and its implications for low income mothers.

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