- Making News: President Bush Addresses US on Social Security, Energy
Despite 60 days of intense campaigning by President Bush, his proposal for private social security accounts has lost public support. So, last night's prime-time news conference was a dramatic attempt to regain the initiative, according to Ron Brownstein, national political reporter for the Los Angeles Times. Brownstein joins us, with more on the President's attempt at damage control and reversing his declining approval ratings.
- Reporter's Notebook: Lessons for Iraq 30 Years after the Fall of Saigon
Thirty years ago, the US military withdrew from Vietnam, after four million Vietnamese and 58 thousand Americans were killed. Vietnam is now on its way to becoming a commercial state like China, while the US is embroiled in another war. Political scientist Howard Zinn, whose latest book is Voices of a People's History of the United States, looks at the differences and parallels between Vietnam and Iraq.
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