Trading Sgt. Bergdahl, Gun Culture and New EPA Proposal to Cut Carbon Emissions
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Trading Sgt. Berghdal:
Was Bringing Berghdahl Home Worth the Price?
President Obama’s decision to exchange five Taliban leaders for the freedom of captive Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is the center of controversy. The 28-year-old solider is accused of being a deserter, while critics question whether the release of the Taliban detainees could potentially endanger American safety. We discussed the legality and constitutionality of the prisoner swap and whether or not bringing Bergdahl home was worth the price, featuring:
Prof. at George Mason University School of Law and Author of Democracy and Political Ignorance
From the South to the South Bronx:
The Contrast of Gun Culture in America
Gun violence, shootings and massacres have almost become a common occurrence in the U.S. In light of the recent shootings at Seattle Pacific University and in Santa Barbara, California, we took a look at the difference in state gun rights and restrictions across the country.
New EPA Rules:
Cutting Carbon or Cutting Jobs?
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed a plan that seeks to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by almost 30 percent by 2030. If passed, the initiative would be one of the strongest actions ever taken by the United States to combat climate change. However, critics say the proposal will shut down coal plants and cut American jobs. During the “Quickie,” we explained how the bill will affect both pollution and jobs.
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