- Newsmaker: NASA in for Some Tough Love
With the international space station is 5 billion dollars over budget, President Bush has appointed a new chief of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Keith Cowing, who runs the on-line science magazine NASA Watch, predicts that Sean O'Keefe will have to perform "corrective surgery" to balance the budget and space exploration.
- Reporter's Notebook: Cartoons from Afghanistan
Ted Rall, columnist and cartoonist for The Village Voice, calls covering the war in Afghanistan "a 12th century experience." Returning from two months of writing, drawing and reporting from the war zone, the world-class cynic describes his adventures writing and drawing about the war in Afghanistan.
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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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