Politics

Debate Over Forced Treatment  Of The Severely Mentally Ill

Debate Over Forced Treatment Of The Severely Mentally Ill

June 2, 2014

The recent California shooting has led to renewed calls to make it easier for people to force a mentally ill family member to get help. Diane and her guests discuss balancing the rights of the mentally ill with public safety.

Friday News Roundup - International

Friday News Roundup - International

May 30, 2014

In a speech at West Point, President Barack Obama lays out his foreign policy agenda. And the Ukraine military fights separatists in the east following the presidential election. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Friday News Roundup - Domestic

May 30, 2014

An independent report widens the scope of alleged misconduct at VA hospitals and a shooting in California renews debate over gun control. Diane and a panel of journalists discuss this week's top US headlines.

America In The World:  Assessing President Obama's Foreign Policy Leadership.

America In The World: Assessing President Obama's Foreign Policy Leadership.

May 29, 2014

This week, at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point President, President Barack Obama sought to lay out his vision of the America's role in the world. We assess the president’s leadership and how the country's role in the world has changed since he took office.

Reaction To Elections In Ukraine

Reaction To Elections In Ukraine

May 27, 2014

On Sunday, in the first election since the toppling of the government, Ukrainians chose Petro Poroshenko as their next president. Diane and her guests discuss reaction to elections in Ukraine.

Friday News Roundup - International

Friday News Roundup - International

May 23, 2014

China and Russia sign a $400 billion natural gas deal. Thailand's military takes over the government in a coup. And Ukraine prepares for a critical presidential election. A panel of journalists joins guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Investigation Of Alleged Mismanagement At V.A. Medical Centers

Investigation Of Alleged Mismanagement At V.A. Medical Centers

May 22, 2014

Inspectors have added more V.A. medical centers to the list of places under investigation for allegedly falsifying wait times and giving substandard care. We discuss the crisis at Veterans Affairs and what can be done to fix the system.

Think Tanks, Influence and Independence

Think Tanks, Influence and Independence

May 21, 2014

Think tanks play a major role in shaping public policy--yet, they are not legally required to disclose who funds their research. We discuss think tanks, influence and independence.

Primary Results And Prospects For A Republican Takeover Of The Senate

Primary Results And Prospects For A Republican Takeover Of The Senate

May 21, 2014

It’s called Mini Super Tuesday: What primary results from six states suggest about the strength of the Tea Party, prospects for progressive Democrats and the likelihood of a Republican takeover of the Senate.

John Micklethwait & Adrian Wooldridge: "The Fourth Revolution"

John Micklethwait & Adrian Wooldridge: "The Fourth Revolution"

May 20, 2014

When it comes to democracy, the West has always come out on top. But today, democracy is in trouble, say two top editors at The Economists, who argue in a new book that the West is at risk of being left behind unless there’s a re-invention of the state. John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge discuss the future of America and countries that are tackling government reform.

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