For several decades now, the D.C. government has sold the debts of homeowners behind on tax bills to private investors, who can then charge sky-high interest rates and fees and pursue forecloses on the properties.
In new reports, human rights groups allege U.S. drone strikes unlawfully killed civilians in Pakistan and Yemen in violation of international law. Diane and her guests discuss the new questions about the legality of the U.S. drone program.
The U.S. Supreme Court is back in session, with justices planning to hear cases on campaign finance, affirmative action and the constitutionality of legislative prayer. A preview of the Court's fall term.
The recent shutdown and debt ceiling crisis that paralyzed Washington prompts new questions about polarization of the U.S. electorate. Diane and her guests discuss congressional districts, demographic patterns and prospects for moving beyond gridlock in Washington.
"Americanah" is a novel that unfolds across three continents, raising questions about identity everywhere it goes. We talk with author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie about her latest work, her popular TED talks and her place in the world of literature.
As many as one-third of workers in the United States -- an estimated 42 million people -- work as freelancers. While freelancing offers flexibility and autonomy, it also comes with no benefits and no job security. A look at the pros and cons of the new "freelance economy."
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