Todd Zwillich

Takeaway Washington Correspondent

Todd Zwillich appears in the following:

Making The Case: Arguments For and Against Solitary Confinement

Friday, July 12, 2013

About 30,000 inmates in California are on hunger strike this week protesting the state's solitary confinement policies and prison overcrowding. California holds some 4,500 inmates in ...

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The Story of One Soldier Challenging Military Uniforms

Thursday, July 11, 2013

How important is appearance when it comes to the ability to serve? When Major Kamaljeet Singh Kalsi, an American Sikh, was told by the Army that he would be required to give up the be...

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Ramadan at Guantanamo Bay

Thursday, July 11, 2013

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan began at sundown on Monday night. And with it, millions of Muslims around the world began abstaining from food and drink during daylight hours, in the...

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In California, Almost 30,000 Inmates Go on Hunger Strike

Thursday, July 11, 2013

This month, inmates in prisons around California are participating in a hunger strike. The strikers are demanding better conditions overall in the prison system. They are also revisit...

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The Surprising Benefits of Nostalgia

Thursday, July 11, 2013

For nearly five centuries, doctors classified nostalgia as a disease, even a form a psychosis. Recent research has shed new light on nostalgia, John Tierney, science columnist for Tak...

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Senator Menendez, Factory Owner Weighs In on Labor Concerns in Bangladesh

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Are American retailers that operate in Bangladesh doing enough to improve safety conditions at Bangladeshi factories? U.S. Senator Robert Menendez has been calling for better labor co...

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To Maintain Influence, Should the U.S. Be Doing More in Egypt?

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Saudi Arabia and Qatar have offered large financial aid packages in a move to stabilize the uncertain interim government there in Egypt—and it sends a strong signal of influence in th...

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Do The Positions of Obama's FBI Nominee Deserve More Scrutiny?

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The legality of waterboarding, the role of state-sponsored surveillance and the importance of whistle-blowers—those were just a few of the major questions thrown at James Comey before...

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The Super-Rich Look to Cultivate the Serengeti of Montana

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Since its inception, American Prairie Reserve has raised $60 million from well-known, ultra-rich donors in an effort to create a national park in Montana that would be about the size ...

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Introducing Air-Purifying Pavement

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

What if a city's concrete roadways doubled as an air freshener? That's the dream of a group of Dutch scientists who have developed a product they describe as "air-purifying pavement."...

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Leaked Report Provides Details of Bin Laden's Life on the Run

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

A leaked Pakistani government report reveals what Pakistan did and did not know about Osama Bin Laden, and provides details of Bin Laden's life on the run. Akbar Ahmed is the chair of...

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House G.O.P. Holds Closed-Door Meeting to Discuss Fate of Immigration Overhaul

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Last month, the Senate passed a sweeping, bipartisan overhaul of the nation’s immigration system and passed it on to the House of Representatives. Today House Republicans will hold a ...

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Swearing is Changing—And That's a Good Thing

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Have we gotten a tad too lax about swearing these days? Do we swear more than we should? Or, is there something else bigger going on? Columbia University linguist John McWhorter expla...

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U.S. Could Speed Pull Out in Afghanistan

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Frustrated with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, the Obama Administration is considering a faster timetable for withdrawal from Afghanistan with the option of withdrawing all troops by ...

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Texas Governor Rick Perry Won't Seek Re-election

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Texas Governor Rick Perry has set the stage for a major political shuffle for the Lone Star State with his announcement yesterday that he will not to seek re-election next year. How d...

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The Next Policy Steps for the U.S. in Egypt

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Connected to the question of what policy steps America should take next in Egypt is the question of what—if anything—the United States could have done differently to forestall the cur...

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Looking at What Went Wrong on Asiana Flight 214

Monday, July 08, 2013

Following the crash landing of Asiana Flight 214 that was travelling from Seoul, South Korea to San Francisco, details are now emerging about went went wrong abroad the Boeing 777, an...

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Ed Rendell on The State of U.S. Infrastructure 80 Years After the P.W.A.

Monday, July 08, 2013

The Hechinger Report

The Lincoln Tunnel and Triborough Bridge in New York City, the Grand Coulee Dam in Washington state, and the Overseas Highway connecting Key West to mainland Florida are all products of the New Deal’s Public Works Administration, which went into effect 80 years ago today. The Takeaway spoke with Ed Rendell is the former governor of Pennsylvania and the founder and co-chair of Building America’s Future

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Spitzer Looks for Comeback With Run for NYC Comptroller

Monday, July 08, 2013

In New York, a once-disgraced politician is trying to be the next comeback kid. Last night, former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer announced his candidacy for New York City Comptrolle...

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Egypt's Mystery Man: Who is Adli Mansour?

Monday, July 08, 2013

In Egypt, the man tasked with bringing a semblance of stability to an unstable situation is the nation's Chief Justice of the Supreme Constitutional Court, Adli Mansour. But he’s bein...

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