- Newsmaker: Mexico in Recession - Latin America At The Brink? - Mexico's President Vicente Fox has admitted that his nation is in a recession. Peter Smith is director of Latin American Studies at the University of California at San Diego. He says that initial economic expectations after the Fox victory were unrealistic, and explains why Mexico's slowdown is critical to the floundering Latin American economy.
- Reporter's Notebook: Bush Loses Favor, Poll Says - In today's New York Times/CBS News poll, those surveyed rated environmental protection over energy production by a margin of two to one, but far more believed that President Bush believes the reverse. Gregg Easterbrook, of The New Republic, addresses whether the oil men running the White House are out of step with the country.
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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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