Ellen Frankman

Takeaway Senior Producer

Ellen Frankman appears in the following:

How the American Invasion Shaped Iraq

Monday, March 11, 2013

Ultimately, victory was declared, but for many, the ramifications of the Iraq War are still struggling to be understood, even after our troops have returned home.

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Growing Sense of Emergency As Syrian Refugee Population Hits 1 Million

Thursday, March 07, 2013

There is a growing sense of emergency about the Syrian refugees who continue to pour into neighboring countries. According to UN estimates, the number of Syrian refugees living in Tur...

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Arms Flow as Crisis in Syria Worsens

Thursday, March 07, 2013

The conflict in Syria continues to escalate on all fronts, as the number of refugees reaches a record high and food, medical, and military aid flow into the country in an effort to co...

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Arkansas Passes Country's Most Restrictive Ban on Abortion

Thursday, March 07, 2013

On Wednesday, Arkansas passed into law the country’s most restrictive ban on abortion to date. The ruling denies women the right to an abortion after 12 weeks of pregnancy, setting a...

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Chinese Explore New Perspectives on a Changed Country in the New Year

Monday, February 11, 2013

This year is the Year of the Snake, and many in China will find that their home country has changed. Over the past year, China has experienced significant cultural unrest, from disput...

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Why Guantánamo Shouldn't Be Closed — Yet

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

As a Human Rights Watch Advocate and attorney for the Department of Justice, Jennifer Daskal pushed for the Guantanamo Bay detention facility to be closed. However, she now thinks tha...

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Families of 9/11 Victims Face Their Grief in Guantanamo Trials

Monday, January 28, 2013

For many Americans, the grief of a lost family member will never be reconciled, and the wait for justice has been unbearably long. As the hearings for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed resume to...

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The Issues at Hand: A Path to Immigration Reform

Friday, January 25, 2013

Despite progress in curbing deportation and prioritizing education for immigrants during Obama’s first term, the Latino constituency among others will look to see that immigration ref...

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A New Sign that President Obama Is Getting Serious About Prosecuting Financial Crime

Friday, January 25, 2013

President Obama announced yesterday that Mary Jo White, a former federal prosecutor, is his pick to serve as the next chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange Commission. If confirme...

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North Korea Makes New, More Explicit Threat

Friday, January 25, 2013

While North Korea has repeatedly threatened to strike the United States, a threat made yesterday to target the United States was significantly more explicit. A statement from the Nort...

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Women Granted the Right to Serve in Combat

Thursday, January 24, 2013

In a landmark decision that overturns a 1994 ruling, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta has lifted the military’s ban on women in combat. The move will make hundreds of thousands of fr...

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Indian Women Face Corruption Before Justice

Thursday, January 24, 2013

The trial of the 23-year-old woman who was fatally gang raped in India last month is set to begin today. Though her case has been brought to a speedy trial, the process is atypical of...

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Arcades Decline, but Pinball Holds Its Own

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Pinball, once banned for nearly 40 years in cities across the country, is experiencing a small renaissance despite the demise of its video game brethren. Jon Ehrlich is a pinball mac...

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The Declining Value of an MBA

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

As more and more individuals pursue professional degrees as a means to a more rewarding career, there are fewer and fewer jobs waiting on the other side of graduation. Jay Bhatti, a g...

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The Issues at Hand: Education Reform Over the Next Four Years

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Shortly following the November elections, a Gallup poll revealed that 68 percent of Americans believe that President Obama will improve education in his second term. Education reporte...

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Syria Death Toll Climbs to At Least 60,000

Monday, January 07, 2013

According to the most recent report from U.N. data specialists, nearly 60,000 people have died in the fighting in Syria, and that number may be a gross undercount. Lara Setrakian is a...

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In a New Year, Comfort from Predictions of What's to Come

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

In the face of a new year, many of us take comfort in predictions of what's to come. Bill O'Toole is in the business of divining the future. He is the prognosticator of the 217-year...

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In the Face of Violence, Do Societies Turn Inward to Evolve?

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

During periods following brutal acts of violence or unthinkable devastation, it is easy for our brains to run wild with worry. But as violence declines worldwide, is there any argume...

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Is the House Broken?

Monday, December 31, 2012

The fiscal cliff remains unresolved, and on the cusp of the new year, it appears that dysfunctional government has trumped any self-imposed deadline. Former Connecticut Congressman Re...

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Vice President Biden Revisits Past in New Policies

Friday, December 28, 2012

President Obama has imparted significant responsibility on Biden since he took office in 2004, and in his most recent role, Vice President Biden will head the development of a new set...

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