- Newsmaker: Contracted Security at US Airports - Despite ongoing demands for increased airport security, a man got seven knives, a can of mace and a stun gun past an x-ray machine at O'Hare International Airport. Chicago Tribune's Jon Hilkevitch argues that low pay, dead end jobs and high turnover plague airport security until the financial burden is shifted from the airlines.
- Reporter's Notebook: One Year After the 2000 Election Debacle - One year after the presidential election of 2000, a watchdog group that promotes open, accountable government is asking whatever happened to election reform? Ben Bycel, of Common Cause, affirms that modernizing viewpoints will be as critical as updating equipment in avoiding another election debacle like the one last year in Florida.
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Teachers are battling back Teachers are mad as hell in several red states. They’re walking out over cuts in pay and reductions in classroom support. It’s a grass-roots rebellion from West Virginia to Kentucky and Arizona. Will it renew support for the value of public education in a changing economy?
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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