Megan Greenwell

Staff writer for the Washington Post

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The latest Labor Department report showed that the U.S. economy only created 38,000 jobs in May.

LA's Brain Drain Problem

The latest Labor Department report showed that the U.S. economy only created 38,000 jobs in May.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

After a shoot-out involving  Blackwater USA , the government of Iraq wants to crack down on private America's security contractors.  Megan Greenwell is in Baghdad for the  Washington…

Iraq to Review Security Contractors after Shooting

After a shoot-out involving Blackwater USA , the government of Iraq wants to crack down on private America's security contractors.  Megan Greenwell is in Baghdad for the Washington…

from To the Point

The northern city of Kirkuk
today saw its deadliest attack by insurgents since the start of the war in Iraq. A suicide
truck bomb and two smaller car bombs killed at least 85 people…

Bombing Kills Scores in Kirkuk

The northern city of Kirkuk today saw its deadliest attack by insurgents since the start of the war in Iraq. A suicide truck bomb and two smaller car bombs killed at least 85 people…

from To the Point

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For months, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi resisted the mounting calls from her caucus to start impeachment proceedings.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Students are cutting class, and workers are striking worldwide.   At the UN, governments will be held accountable for promises made in the Paris Accords.

from To the Point

In 1950, America had the richest middle class in the world, but now U.S. workers face wage stagnation and historic wealth inequality.

from To the Point

Let’s talk about this letter from the White House, calling the “impeachment inquiry” illegitimate.

Today, on All The President’s Jawyers...

... there's a lot to discuss after last night's Democratic presidential debate.

from Left, Right & Center

66 million years ago, an asteroid caused Earth’s Fifth Extinction, destroying the dinosaurs and most other life forms. Now Earth is facing another extinction, as fish, plants and animals vanish forever. But this time, it’s not the asteroid, it’s us. This week, hundreds of people, both young and old, took to the streets in cities all over the world to begin weeks of protest called the Extinction Rebellion. In the natural course of evolution, the decline and disappearance of a life form takes thousands of years. In the course of a human lifetime, not even one species might disappear. But now, some 28,000 species are vanishing all of a sudden. Elizabeth Kolbert of the New Yorker magazine has written a book called “The Sixth Extinction.” She says, “Extinction rates are hundreds, perhaps thousands, of times higher than what is known as the background extinction rate that has pertained over most of geological history.” In her words, “You should not be able to see all sorts of mammals -- to name just one group -- either going extinct or on the verge of extinction. And that is a tipoff that something very, very unusual, and I would add, very dangerous, is going on.” “We’re running geological history backwards. Fossil fuels that were created over the course of hundreds of millions of years buried a lot of carbon underground. We’re now combusting it, putting that carbon back into the atmosphere over a matter of centuries. So we’re taking a process that hundreds of millions of years to run in one direction and then, in a matter of centuries, running it in another direction.” We’ll hear what that means now and for the future of life as we know it.

from To the Point

“Midnight Traveler” tells the harrowing story of Afghani director Hassan Fazili and his family’s displacement as filmed on their cell phones.

from Scheer Intelligence

The two international giants are linked in inextricable ways, and yet Americans’ understanding of China consistently lacks nuance.

from Scheer Intelligence