- Making News: Terror Alert Based on Old Information
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg today dismissed suggestions that recent terror alerts are based on outdated intelligence. He was joined by Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge at the Citigroup Center, one of the financial institutions named as a potential al Qaeda target. Josh Meyers, who covers terrorism for the Los Angeles Times' Washington Bureau, says the nature of classified information complicates reporters' investigations into the developing story.
- Reporter's Notebook: Insurgents Bomb Christian Churches in Iraq
Iraq-s Christian population has dwindled since the fall of Saddam Hussein. There have been increased attacks on Christian-owned liquor stores, beauty salons and shops that sell Western music. But yesterday, political leaders and Muslim clerics condemned the bombings of 5 Christian churches, which killed ten people last weekend. Fawaz Gerges, author of The Jihadists: Unholy Warriors, looks at the nature of this changing insurgency.
FROM THIS EPISODE
More From To the Point
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.
LATEST BLOG POSTS
Calif. governor’s race: John Cox interview Republican John Cox is a businessman originally from Chicago. He’s only lived in California for about a decade, but that hasn’t kept him from surging in recent polls — or… Read More
Calif. governor’s race: John Chiang interview Democrat John Chiang has been state treasurer since 2015. Before that he was the state controller for two terms. He’s now running to be the next governor of California. He… Read More