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Your Call: Afghanistan, UN climate report and money in politics

Apr 4, 2014


On today's next Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss media coverage of the Supreme Court ruling that struck down limits on total campaign donations by individuals. We’ll also talk about the latest report from The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the worsening situation in Afghanistan ahead of the weekend’s presidential election. We’ll be joined by Huffington Post’s Paul Blumenthal, The Nation’s Mark Hertsgaard and the Times of London’s Jeremy Kelly. Join the conversation on the next Your Call.


Jeremy Kelly, Kabul-based correspondent for The Times of London

Paul Blumenthal, covers money in politics for the Huffington Post

Mark Hertsgaard, Nation’s environment correspondent and author of six books including HOT:  Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth

Recommended on the Roundtable:

Seth Borenstein, AP: UN Scientific Panel Releases Report Sounding Alarm On Climate Change Dangers

David Wood, Huffington Post: Fort Hood Shooting Highlights How Little Is Known About Military Trauma And Homicide

Matthew Rosenberg, New York Times: Karzai Is Trying to Keep His Sway After Term Ends

Jennifer Dunn, Latino USA: Colombian Villagers Move Home

Web Resources:

The Times: Karzai guaranteed power no matter who wins poll

Huffington Post: Figured Out Dark Money Groups, Super PACs? Thanks To The Supreme Court, You'll Have To Learn About This, Too

The Nation: If We Want to Adapt to Climate Change, We Need to Start Now

Washington Post: A history of campaign finance reform — from George Washington to Shaun McCutcheon

New York Times: Credibility of Afghan Vote in Doubt as Observers Flee Violence