Guests and Topics: December 28

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Is the United States being "stingy" with aid for the devastated south Asia region in the wake of the massive earthquake and the tsunamis it spawned earlier this week? That's the accusation made by one United Nation's official yesterday.

Secretary of State Colin Powell (search) said today that the United States "will do more" to help the victims in Asia. He also said he regretted the official's statement suggesting that the country hadn't helped enough.

"The United States has given more aid in the last four years than any other nation or combination of nations in the world" Powell said on ABC's "Good Morning America."

But should we even be sending government aid at all? We'll debate it with radio talk show host Steve Malzberg.

Then, is the Democratic party awash in a sea of nostalgia? Senior writer for "U.S. News and World Report" and FOX News contributor Michael Barone says in his latest column that "looking back on election year 2004, I am struck by how many of the constituencies supporting Democratic candidates oppose, rather than seek, change — how they are motivated not by ideas about how to change the future, but by something like nostalgia for the past." We'll debate the future of the Democratic party with Barone tonight.

—The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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