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Tuesday, October 4, 2005

  • Ralph Nader Debates Fmr. Boston Univ. Law School Dean on Miers Nomination to Supreme Court


    President Bush reached into his inner circle and nominated Harriet Miers–his White House counsel and former personal attorney–the Supreme Court on Monday. We host a debate with former presidential candidate Ralph Nader and Ronald Cass of the Committee for Justice. [includes rush transcript]

  • Ret. Army General William Odom: U.S. Should "Cut and Run" From Iraq


    What’s wrong with cutting and running? That’s the question asked by retired Army general William Odom about the continued US military presence in Iraq. Odom says, "I’m trying to think like a strategist, and in war, as well as in politics and diplomacy, one has to know when to withdraw and when to attack. This was a misguided act and it requires a strategic division and moral confidence to turn it around." [includes rush transcript]

  • Inequality in the Wake of Katrina: A Debate on Bush’s Child Tax Credit


    A new study shows that the child tax credit does not benefit almost half of African-American and Latino children–and it turns out that the children who see the least benefit from the credit are in Mississippi and Louisiana. We host a debate with the Children’s Research and Education Institute and the Heritage Foundation. [includes rush transcript]

  • Bankruptcy After Katrina: Who Wins, Who Loses?


    President Bush’s bankruptcy bill, passed by Congress in April, is taking effect later this month. Four congressmembers are now calling for victims of hurricane Katrina to be exempt from certain provisions of the law. We speak with the Consumer Federation of America. [includes rush transcript]