- Newsmaker: Boxer Announces She'll Vote Against Ashcroft - California Democrat Barbara Boxer is the first US Senator to announce she'll vote against confirmation of former Republican Senator John Ashcroft to be US Attorney General. She says that while Democrats will support most Bush's nominees, Ashcroft's record will make for a brutal conformation process.
- Reporter's Notebook: Tiananmen Square Papers - In 1989, "Tiananmen Square" became synonymous with brutal repression as TV showed the world Chinese troops using tanks and gunfire to disperse an enormous crowd of pro-democracy demonstrators. Perry Link is co-editor of the Tiananmen Square Papers. He talks to us about the recently released Chinese version of "the Nixon tapes".
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After the Iran Nuclear Deal: Does Trump have a Plan B President Trump made good on a campaign promise. The U.S. is out of the “horrible” “one-sided” Iran nuclear deal. Can it stop Iran from restoring its nuclear program? Make diplomatic peace with allies in Europe? Convince North Korea the U.S. can be trusted?
Autocracy, Theocracy and… paperwork Last month in Berlin, Warren visited the archives of Stasi, the Communist secret police of East Germany. He learned that paperwork was almost as important to oppressive control as maintaining a climate of fear. Then he heard Rukmini Callamachi’s podcast, “Caliphate,” about gathering records from ISIS. The result is a riveting conversation between Callamachi and Dagmar Hovestadt, spokesperson for the Stasi Museum.
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