- Making News: Massive Suicide Bomb Kills More Than 100 Iraqi Police
The deadliest single insurgent attack of the war in Iraq struck in Hilla today, 60 miles south of Baghdad. At least 115 people were killed and 132 wounded at a busy market and an office where police recruits were waiting for physical examinations. From Baghdad, where he reports for Newsweek, Babak Dehghanpisheh updates today's events, including the arrest of one of Saddam Hussein's half-brothers.
- Reporter's Notebook: How Serious Is the Threat from Avian Flu?
The World Health Organization and US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are warning that the avian flu, recently found in Asia, could mutate to spread among humans and become a pandemic, killing millions of people worldwide. Is that sound science? In today's Los Angeles Times, Wendy Orent, author of Plague: the Mysterious Past and Terrifying Future of the World's Most Dangerous Disease, writes that bird flu isn't the peril it's made out to be.
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