- Newsmaker: EPA Official Resigns over Pollution Policy
Next week, the Senate will debate the Bush energy plan, already passed by the House. At the same time, a Senate committee will be examining the administration's environmental record. One of the people they may want to interview is a former EPA official who was frustrated by the energy industry's undue influence in shaping policy. Washington Post reporter Eric Pianin has more on the recent resignation of Eric Schaeffer.
- Reporter's Notebook: American Pop Culture on Middle East Airwaves
Westwood One is the biggest distributor of commercial radio programs in the US. Now, the founder of the multi billion-dollar company is engaged in a new project with the Voice of America that he calls "the new station for the new generation." Norm Pattiz gives us a preview of how his new project will sound when it's beamed by radio into Muslim countries of the Middle East.
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On the road to SCOTUS: Politics trumps the law Conservative Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation looks highly likely, but crucial issues won’t go away. The Supreme Court may see cases involving abortion, health care and the limits of presidential power. Can Democrats use upcoming hearings to dramatize what’s at stake--before November’s elections?
Politics and ‘incivility’ One Democrat wants Trump aides confronted in public over separating immigrant families. But her party’s leaders call that “incivility.” The question is: does moderation accomplish real change -- or is it a smokescreen for the status quo? When it comes to achieving racial equality, what’s worked and what hasn’t?
Family migration and the politics of incivility Separating immigrant families at the border may be something new, but the US has never extended the “Good Neighbor Policy” to Central America. Clinton and Bush discouraged newcomers, and Obama was called, “Deporter in Chief.” We’ll provide context ignored in mainstream media coverage.
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