- Making News: Justice Department to Probe Domestic Surveillance Disclosure
Justice Department officials revealed today that the agency will launch an investigation in to the leak of classified information about President Bush's domestic spying program. The announcement caps off a year in which leaks of classified information and the use of unnamed sources have made big headlines says Michael Isikoff, investigative reporter for Newsweek.
- Reporter's Notebook: Can Media Bias Be Quantified?
When they don't like the news they read or see or hear, both the Left and the Right often claim that it's slanted. News people themselves often counter that the bias is in the eyes of the beholder. A new study claims to have objectively quantified media bias and come up with a way of ranking some of the country's best known news outlets. Will that end the arguments? Warren Olney talks with the study co-author, University of Missouri Economics Professor Jeffrey Milyo.
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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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