The tempo of military life is usually summed up as “hurry up and wait.” But for 4000 American soldiers based at Fort Carson, Colorado, the formula was reversed over the past year. What started as un-urgent and generic training for potential exercises in Europe, became a sharply-focused, quickly-executed deployment to Poland. It’s the largest deployment of US troops to Europe since the Cold War ended more than 25 years ago, and it is the first ever US military presence…
The battle between the Albuquerque PD and the Justice Department…are the cops running out the clock?
2-time Pulitzer Prize winning AP bureau chief Muhammed Muheisen describes his work this winter in refugee camps.
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National political reporter Nina Burleigh looks at the interests that influence the “repeal and replace” of Obamacare
The new killer drug from China. Erika Kinetz broke the story from Shanghai.
When it comes to ending homelessness, Salt Lake City and County and the State of Utah are rated #1 in both planning and execution. But, despite these best efforts, the problem of homelessness and public anxiety about it continue to grow. Christopher Smart of the Salt Lake Tribune on a good, but imperfect social safety net and the people who fall through it.
What is school for? Some say, preparing students to compete in the secular world, others say, perfecting their religious beliefs. RAND Corporation analyst Shelly Culbertson on the battle for the classrooms of the Middle East
Migration Policy Institute
More people than ever before in flight from their homelands
There are more than 60 million people in migration in the world today…more than ever before. Why? Demetrios Papademetiou, founder of the Migration Policy Institute says rising economic and social inequality, political tyranny and criminal violence are partly to blame.
Washington State University
What President Trump should know about Islam in America
How America, its traditional freedom and tolerance, has shaped a largely home-made version of a traditional religion. Lawrence Pintak, Dean of the Edward R Murrow School of Journalism at Washington State University on how America’s Muslims have used their freedom to protect their homeland from terrorism.
The Fuller Project for International Reporting
Education in post coup Turkey
What’s a mother to do? Her children’s schools have been changed from secular academies preparing students for the modern world to religious imam-hatips, preparing students for the eternal world of Sunni Islam, for the boys, as religious leaders, for the girls, as traditional Muslim wives. Not only have the kids’ schools changed, so have the faculties. Thousands of teachers, from kindergarten to graduate school have been fired by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government after a failed military coup. And it…
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