- Making News: Supreme Court to Hear Cases on School Desegregation Practices
The newly constituted US Supreme Court will hear a case about the use of race to assign students in public schools. There are claims that it could lead to a major affirmative-action ruling. David Savage, who reports on the court for the Los Angeles Times, has more on the upcoming case and how the presence of Justice Samuel Alito could swing the court away from its previous decision.
- Reporter's Notebook: Alleged Terrorist Plot Uncovered in Canada
US officials reportedly were part of a sting operation that resulted in charges of 17 Canadian Muslims for plotting to blow up buildings with three times the ammonium nitrate that destroyed the federal building in Oklahoma City. Homeland Security officials are stepping up scrutiny of travelers crossing the Canadian border. Professor Wesley Wark of the University of Toronto is an expert on intelligence services and national security.
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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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