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...

George McGovern

February 14, 2003

Former Senator George McGovern ran for president in 1972, when an important part of his platform was opposition to the Vietnam War. He joins Diane to talk about his memories of that campaign, and about why he's still speaking out against...

U.S. - Europe Relations

February 12, 2003

Relations between the U.S. and some of its important European allies are severely strained by disagreements over Saddam Hussein's Iraq. A panel talks about the latest transatlantic exchanges and what they may mean for the future of NATO...

The Administration's Case Against Iraq

February 6, 2003

A review of Secretary of State Colin Powell's meetings at the U.N. and the case made to date for a U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.

Foreign Policy

February 4, 2003

Analysis of how our foreign policy is affecting relationships with countries around the world and some of the longer-term repercussions we could face in the event of a war against Iraq.

State of the Union 2003

January 29, 2003

A panel of journalists joins Diane for morning-after analysis of President Bush's State of the Union address.

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