On Matt & Michael Monday, Journalist Rafia Zakaria explains how why simplistic narratives of human suffering in developing countries can undermine political progress, the problems with foreign aid, the link between US foreign aid and military strategy, how women’s rights are harmed can be harmed by western advocacy, the women’s rights crisis in Pakistan and an aid policy built on fighting the causes of poverty.
And the latest on the missing Malaysia flight.
In The Fun Half: Jimmy Carter thinks he may be being monitored by the NSA, Turkey’s Prime Minister shuts down Twitter and Turks still Tweet, creationist demand equal time on the new Cosmos series, David Vitter says the Koch brothers are great patriots and your calls and IMs.
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