- Making News: Britain Begins Inquiry into Claims of WMD
In London today, Parliament launched an inquiry into the way intelligence reports were used by the government in the months leading up to the war on Iraq. Two former members of Prime Minister Tony Blair-s cabinet, who quit in protest over the war, testified that intelligence was used to justify Blair-s pro-war stance. Peter Riddell has been covering the story for The Times in London.
- Reporter's Notebook: Coffee and the Fair-Trade Globalization of Growers
A worldwide glut of coffee beans is forcing many Central American farmers and their families off the land. What does a Guatemalan farmer have to do to grow the perfect bean - and make a profit? What do globalization and fair trade bring to the brew? Reporter Sam Qui-ones explored these issues for "Coffee Country,- which aired recently on PBS' Frontline World.
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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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