- Making News: New Surge in Fighting in Iraq
Today-s papers are full of news from the Iraqi city of Najaf, where a two-month truce has been broken by heavy fighting. One of the few American reporters who-ve been there is Scott Baldauf of the Christian Science Monitor. He-s back in Baghdad after a night between the extremes of bullets whistling overhead and Shiite hospitality.
- Reporter's Notebook: The Economy, Slow Job Growth and the Presidential Campaign
After weeks of relatively positive economic news, oil prices have shot up and the stock market-s shaky. Today, President Bush told a conference of minority journalists that -economic growth is strong and getting stronger.- But 1.1 million jobs have been lost since he took office, and today-s announcement of a 32,000-job gain last month was a big disappointment. BusinessWeek economist Michael Mandel considers the impact on the upcoming presidential race.
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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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