Diane and her guests look at the options for keeping the U.S. government — executive, judicial, and legislative branches — up and running in times of catastrophic crisis.


  • Norman Ornstein Is resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute; coauthor with Thomas Mann of "The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track."
  • Lynn Martin Member of the Continuity of Government Commission
  • Donald Wolfensberger Director of the Congress Project at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; former staff director of the House Rules Committee
  • Rep. Vic Snyder (D-Arkansas)
  • Rep. Brian Baird (D-Washington)

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