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The "unified" countries of Europe are being challenged to crack down on terrorists within their own borders—while preserving the values of liberal democracy. We update the scene in Brussels after the second terrorist attack in just four months and hear the response of candidates for the White House who've seized the issue for their campaigns.

Later on the program, Paul Ryan calls for greater civility in American politics. What else does he have in mind? 

Photo: Police control the access to Brussels central train station in Brussels, Belgium, March 23, 2016. (Vincent Kessler/Reuters)

Producers:
Andrea Brody
Paul von Zielbauer
Christine Detz

SCOTUS Takes on Contraception Healthcare Law 6 MIN, 11 SEC

Obamacare is facing its fourth encounter with the US Supreme Court. Today, the eight remaining justices heard arguments in a case claiming the Affordable Care Act violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Kimberly Robinson reports on the court for Bloomberg BNA.

Guests:
Kimberly Robinson, Bloomberg BNA (@KimberlyRobinsn)

Open Society and the Threat of Guerilla Warfare 35 MIN, 1 SEC

After well-coordinated terror attacks in two major cities in just four months, Europe is bracing for more. The death toll is now at least 34 and the number of injured more than 200 after yesterday's two bombing attacks on the Brussels airport and another downtown. Yesterday's strikes came despite the best efforts of multiple intelligence agencies since Paris was hit in November. Clearly, they weren't enough. Supposedly "unified" countries have opened their borders but failed to coordinate and share information. We look at the challenges to come and how terrorism in Europe is playing a role in America's presidential campaign.

Guests:
Steve Clemons, New America Foundation / The Atlantic (@SCClemons)
Georg Matthes, Deutsche Welle (@zachenbarsch)
Magnus Ranstorp, Radicalization Awareness Network (@MagnusRanstorp)
Philip Rucker, Washington Post (@PhilipRucker)

More:
Deutsche Welle on Belgium identifying two suicide bombers
Deutsche Welle on need for more money to defeat terror
Clemons' personal experience in Brussels, interviews with others after terrorist attacks
Rucker on Trump questioning the need for NATO
NPR on Turkey saying it deported Ibrahim El Bakraoui, warned Belgium In 2015

Special Providence

Walter Russell Mead

Speaker Ryan Calls for Civility in Political Discourse 8 MIN, 21 SEC

The presidential primaries are moving West, but they're by no means forgotten on Capitol Hill. Three weeks ago, House Speaker Paul Ryan called out Donald Trump for weasel words on the Ku Klux Klan, saying he hoped he wouldn't have to speak out again about rhetoric in the presidential campaign. But he was back at it again today in a speech to congressional interns and Capitol Hill reporters.

Josh Barro is senior editor for Business Insider and co-host of KCRW's Left, Right and Center.

Guests:
Josh Barro, Business Insider / KCRW's Left, Right & Center' (@jbarro)

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