Jillian Weinberger

Jillian Weinberger appears in the following:

Afghanistan: A Bright Future or An Economic Wasteland?

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

One Afghan presidential advisor sees economic opportunity in transportation, while the inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction sees a history of economic waste.

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Fareed Zakaria on The Future of The Middle East

Monday, October 26, 2015

A new CNN documentary hosted by Fareed Zakaria reexamines the lead-up to the Iraq War, the diplomatic missteps on the ground, the debate over the troop surge and the American withdrawal.

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U.S. Soldier Killed Freeing ISIS Captives in Iraq

Friday, October 23, 2015

An American-Kurdish mission against the self-proclaimed Islamic State freed scores of Kurdish hostages this week. The raid also led to the first American casualty in Iraq since 2011.

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Distorting History for Political Gain

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu disputed the historical record this week, claiming that a Palestinian leader gave Hitler the idea for the Holocaust. 

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The Democratic Party May Be in Real Trouble

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Republicans control the vast majority of state legislatures, governors' mansions, and both houses of Congress. Can Democrats still win beyond the White House?

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The Benefits of a Borderless World

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

As migrants clamor to enter the European Union, and as U.S. presidential candidates debate immigration policy, an economist argues for an end to all national borders. 

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FCC Moves Towards More Wireless Power, Fewer Local TV Stations

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

To get more and better access to data on our smartphones, customers might have to give something up: Our local television stations. 

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The Past, Present and Future of the U.S. Drone Program

Friday, October 16, 2015

With help from a whistle-blower, The Intercept has published a cache of secret documents on the U.S. drone program. Here's how the government's use of drones has changed over time.

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Using DNA Encryption to Combat Art Forgery

Thursday, October 15, 2015

A new technology will help artist authenticate their work through specks of synthetic DNA.

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Is Police Misconduct a Secret in Your State?

Thursday, October 15, 2015

A WNYC investigation finds that the public's access to police personnel records—including disciplinary files—varies widely from state to state. 

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Florence, Colorado: The Gitmo of the North?

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

President Obama promised to close Guantánamo Bay when he ran for president in 2008. Pentagon officials are now examining prisons in and around Florence, Colorado to house the detainees.

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Why Our Mental Health System Is 'Badly Broken'

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Dr. Thomas Insel has led the NIMH for 13 years, but he'll soon step down for a job at Google. Here, he discusses developments our "badly broken" mental healthcare system.

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Sen. Ben Cardin on The U.S.'s Responsibility in Syria

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Senator Ben Cardin (D-Maryland) discusses Russia's incursion in Syria, and the U.S.'s response to the self-proclaimed Islamic State.

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Women Will Finally Get Equal Pay for Equal Work in California

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Today, California Governor Jerry Brown will sign the Fair Pay Act, legislation that goes much further than any federal measure in ensuring equal pay for equal work.

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The Real-Life Impact of a Budget Impasse

Monday, October 05, 2015

Lawmakers in Illinois and Gov. Bruce Rauner were supposed to pass this year's budget by July 1, 2015. They're at an impasse, leaving millions of Illinois citizens stuck in the middle.

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Are We Seeing a Taliban Resurgence?

Friday, October 02, 2015

Afghan government forces have spent the week trying to re-take Kunduz, Afghanistan from the Taliban. What does the city's fall mean for the government going forward?

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Massey CEO on Trial in Mine Disaster

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship faces criminal charges from the 2010 Upper Big Branch Mine explosion that killed 29 people. His trial begins tomorrow.  

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The 'Y2K' of Health Care is Upon Us

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Tomorrow, doctors and insurers will have to adopt a new set of illness and payment codes. Some doctors worry it might be the "Y2K" of medicine.

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As Death Toll Climbs, Ukraine Makes U.N. Appeal

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

In the last 17 months, 8,000 people have been killed in Ukraine since war broke out between government forces and pro-Russian. The Ukrainian president is hoping that the U.N. can help.

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Time for Tough Talk With Putin?

Monday, September 28, 2015

Today, President Obama meets with President Vladimir Putin for the first time since Russia annexed Crimea. Many hope Obama will take a tougher stance on Russian aggression.

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