- Newsmaker: Bush Changes Priorities - "It's the economy, stupid" was the line made famous by Bill Clinton's defeat of President George Bush in 1992. Now, son George W. Bush in the White House, and the economy is rearing its head once again. Gail Chaddock, of the Christian Science Monitor, offers an overview of the President's shift in priorities from education to righting the economy.
- Reporter's Notebook: US and Israel Walk Out on Racism Conference - The US and Israel have pulled out of the UN World Conference against Racism, claiming that Arab nations were trying to turn the meeting into a condemnation of Israel. As remaining delegates try to pick up the pieces, Angie Kapelianis, of the South African Broadcasting Corporation, assesses reaction to the pullout and attempts to salvage the conference.
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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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