Budget battles. Sequestration. And now, shut down. The political mess in Washington has consequences far from Capitol Hill. Andrea talks to a Chief Federal Judge, Loretta A. Preska, about our system of Justice, teetering on the brink of dysfunction.
Read Chief Judge Preska's letter to Congress here.
When the news becomes obsessed with a new story every week, do you ever wonder what's being pushed OUT of the headlines? Andrea Seabrook talks to a media critic and a historian about how news outlets choose the most important story, and why they often get it wrong.
On a different note, we must bid farewell to producer Lina Misitzis, who now heads westward to seek her fortune in San Francisco. Smart, funny, and always on top of things, Lina has been integral to DecodeDC from day one. She will be deeply, sorely missed, but we're thrilled to see what amazing things she does next. Her new employers are incredibly lucky to have such an asset. Much love and luck to you, Lina!
Andrea & Peter
War-drums and peace-cries can drown out more considered implications of US intervention in Syria. We talk about the haunting ghosts of recent wars, plus get a much longer view -- one that advocates the return of mandatory service.