Tuesday, January 13, 2004

  • Why Do The Smallest, Whitest States Have So Much Influence Over Who Is Chosen To Run For President?


    With the Iowa caucus less than a week away, we speak with the Iowa Brown and Black Caucus which sponsored a Democratic presidential debate Sunday, play an excerpt of the debate and take a look at a new report entitled "The Color of Money" that shows a dramatic disparity between America’s diverse population and the small number of people who finance political campaigns. [includes transcript]

  • Supreme Court Upholds U.S. Policy of Secret Arrests & Detentions


    Without comment the Supreme Court decided not to review a lower court ruling that backed up the Bush administration’s post 9/11 policy in which hundreds of Muslim men were secretly picked up and detained. [includes transcript]

  • Richard Perle v. Paul Krugman: A Debate On The War On Terror


    We host a debate between Richard Perle, the man the Washington Post calls "the intellectual guru of the hard-line neoconservative movement in foreign policy" and one of its fiercest critics, New York Times columnist Paul Krugman.

    Perle, a Pentagon adviser and former assistant secretary of defense, calls for the U.S. secession of Saudi oil fields, for regime change in Iran, for the isolation of Syria, possible attacks and a blockade against North Korea and the treatment of France as an enemy.

    Perle says Saudi Arabia should be included in the "axis of evil" but refuses to condemn the Bush family financial ties to Saud Arabia. [includes transcript]

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