- Making News: Iraq Shiites Demand Elections in Baghdad Protest
In Baghdad today, some 50,000 Iraqis tuned out in the biggest demonstration yet on behalf of direct elections. At the same time, the leader of the civilian coalition, Paul Bremer, was seeking United Nations support for a gradual turnover of power. Dan Murphy is following the story from Baghdad for the Christian Science Monitor.
- Reporter-s Notebook: African Americans in Politics since Martin Luther King
This holiday dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is not all parades and celebrations. The Los Angeles branch of King-s Southern Christian Leadership Conference, will devote today to voter registration. Clarence Page, a syndicated columnist with the Chicago Tribune, considers the changing role of African Americans in politics today.
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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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