- Newsmaker: Federal Reserve Lowers Interest Rates - With the economy slowing more quickly than expected, the Federal Reserve has lowered interest rates, giving the economy a great psychological boost. David Gaffen, markets writer at TheStreet.com, talks about the immediate effect on the Dow and Nasdaq.
- Reporter's Notebook: Arafat Racing Against Clinton's Timetable - Yasser Arafat is said to have given "qualified acceptance" to Clinton's recent outline for peace, but Israel's Barak sees little chance of an immediate settlement. George Irani, currently at the Center for Global Peace at American University, cautions that it's a peace decided at the elite rather than the grass-roots level.
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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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