Today's Takeaways: The GOP's Bruised Ego, Teacher Tenure on Shaky Ground, and Tips to Be a Real World Cup Fan
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
1. Eric Cantor's Loss Strikes Nerve in GOP Leadership | 2. The Beginning of the End of Teacher Tenure? CA Judge Rules Against Teachers Unions | 3. How to Act Like a Real Soccer Fan for The World Cup | 4. The Takeaway Book Club Discussion Number 1: 'To Rise ...
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Pakistan is on the edge as chronic chaos, violence, and unrest erupts in Karachi. The Pakistani version of the Taliban has managed to shut down the international airport twice this week. Today insurgents, possibly with no Taliban affiliation, attacked an airport training facility.
Today's Takeaways: Snowden's Lawyer Speaks Out, New Immigration Challenges Test System, Tea Party Support Slides
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
1. Wave of Immigration Tests Ill-Equipped System | 2. Chaos, Violence Erupt in Pakistan | 3. Tea Party Support Slides Among Republicans | 4. Majority Leader Eric Cantor and the GOP Face Off Against the Tea Party | 5. America's Police Departments See Influx of War Gear | 6. Snowden's ...
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
President Obama authorized the release of five Guantánamo Bay detainees over the weekend, in exchange for an American POW. Carol Rosenberg, reporter from the Miami Herald, profiles the five released prisoners and discusses their potential future.
Today's Takeaways: Reforming Government Surveillance, Homegrown Militias, and the Secret World of Bob Dylan Superfans
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
China Furious Over Accusations of Economic Espionage | Meet the Senator Who Wants to Reform Mass Surveillance | Credit Suisse Pleads Guilty in $2.6 Billion Criminal Case | Military Evacuates Americans from U.S. Embassy in Libya |Senate Primary Races Could Determine the GOP's Future | Homegrown Militia Groups Multiply in Tense ...
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram now has the world's attention. And with reports emerging that more schoolgirls have been abducted—adding to the 250 who are still missing—the pressure is mounting on local authorities to respond and act.
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Mother Jones senior editor Nick Baumann discusses his article "There's No Law For Me Here," which tells the story of Naji Mansour, an American expat who came under suspicion of having ties to terrorism. Mansour was interrogated, held in squalid conditions, and forced into exile, unable to see his children for years. Family members and recorded conversations with U.S. law enforcement agents suggest that Mansour was targeted for refusing to serve as an FBI informant. His article "There's No Law For Me Here" is in the June 2014 issue of Mother Jones.
Friday, May 02, 2014
With more than 150 girls still missing in Nigeria, and many now believed to be sold as brides, we explore what this tragedy means for the country with Okey Ndibe, a Nigerian author and visiting professor of African studies at Brown University.
Thursday, May 01, 2014
Hundreds of Nigerian citizens took to the streets yesterday to demand the safe release of hundreds of schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram, calling on government and military officials to do more to rescue the girls who have now been held captive for more than two weeks.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
In the days before the nation's first election since American withdrawal, Iraqis have continued to face deadly violence. The election is being held amid tight security provided by hundreds of thousands troops and police.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
In their opening statements Wednesday, federal prosecutors said the alleged al-Qaida spokesman used "murderous power of his words" to help Osama bin Laden publicize the attacks of September 11 and strengthen the terror network.