Oliver Lazarus

Takeaway Associate Producer

Oliver Lazarus appears in the following:

Palestinian Prisoners Protest Israeli Treatment With Mass Hunger Strike

Thursday, April 27, 2017

About 1,500 Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails have gone on a hunger strike over conditions of their captivity. It's one of the biggest protests in the territory recent years.


U.S. Toughens Trade Talk with Canada

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

After the White House announced that it would impose a 20 percent tariff on lumber imported from Canada, the president took to Twitter to criticize America's neighbor to the north.

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A Showdown to Decide the Future of France

Monday, April 24, 2017

After French voters weighed in on Sunday, the far-right's Marine LePen will now face off against political novice Emmanuel Macron on May 7th. Here's what to expect going forward. 

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French Elections: Bernard-Henri Levy Calls For Jews to Be Vigilant

Monday, April 24, 2017

Bernard-Henri Levy argues the elections in the U.S. and France are a wake up call for those who have been blind to rising tides of anti-Semitism as the West searches for a new identity.


How the Latest Paris Shooting Could Shape the French Presidential Election

Friday, April 21, 2017

On Thursday, a gunman in Paris killed a police officer and seriously wounded two others. French voters will head to the polls on Sunday in their first round of presidential voting. 

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As Protests Grow, Violence Hits the Streets of Venezuela

Thursday, April 20, 2017

In Venezuela, anti-government protests have become increasingly large, and increasingly confrontational, with at least three deaths yesterday alone. 

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In the Korean Peninsula, A New Chapter of A Complicated History

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

U.S. involvement on the Korean Peninsula is nothing new. But the history of China, North Korea, and South Korea informs the current moment of elevated political tension.

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Is Wisconsin a Red State Now?

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Before going red in 2016, Wisconsin was a Democratic stronghold for the past 30 years. As President Trump visits The Badger State, explore the changing political landscape of Wisconsin.

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Dreams of the Ottoman Empire? Turks Vote to Consolidate Power Under Erdoğan

Monday, April 17, 2017

By a slim 51 to 49 percent majority, voters in Turkey moved to abolish the office of the prime minister and replaced the existing parliamentary system with a presidential system.


The Biggest Anime Film of All Time Comes to the U.S.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

"Your Name" has already grossed more at the box office than any other anime film, and it's just coming to the U.S. this week. 

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How Smugglers Shape the Migrant Crisis, and the World

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

A new book examines the migrant crisis from the perspective of the smugglers and traffickers creating vast networks to move millions of people, and the billions they gain in profits.


Police Reform: What Works, What Doesn't

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

In 1997, Pittsburgh became the first city to sign a consent decree, offering a lesson in what sticks, and what doesn't, in reforming police departments.


The Crucial Tie Breaker? How Gorsuch May Rule on The Supreme Court

Monday, April 10, 2017

Now that Neil Gorsuch has been sworn in, the Supreme Court is back at full capacity with nine justices. We break down the cases he could decide. 

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Even in Trump Era, Baltimore Mayor Stays Steadfast on Police Reforms

Friday, April 07, 2017

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh explains how the city's approach can be an example for other localities that are undergoing police reform in the Trump era. 


Agitation Grows in Russia

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

An attack in St. Petersburg comes on the heels of the largest protests in Russia in years. 


In Venezuela, Chaos Worsens as Political Crisis Grows

Monday, April 03, 2017

In Venezuela, a court decision effectively disbanded the elected legislature, worsening the country's political and economic crisis. 


Advocates Say N.C. Bathroom Bill Repeal is Not a Victory

Friday, March 31, 2017

Though North Carolina lawmakers voted to repeal the state's controversial HB2 "bathroom bill," LGBTQ advocates say the replacement bill still allows for discrimination.


Repeal and Replace Double Take: House Republicans Aren't Giving Up

Thursday, March 30, 2017

After the failure of the Republican healthcare bill, the GOP is planning to put together yet another proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. 


What You Need to Know About the Senate's Russia Investigation

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Today, the Senate Intelligence Committee holds its first open hearing on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. 


The Great Equalizer? Rethinking the Myth of the Internet

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The internet is often perceived as the great democratizer and great equalizer, but one author argues that the networks we rely on are designed by elites, for elites.