Here And There with Dave Marash

Today on Here and There --12 years ago Recep Tayyip Erdogan looked like the best thing that had happened to Turkish politics in decades.  Today he looks like the poster-boy for Lord Acton's famous maxim, "Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely."  The inside story from respected Istanbul journalist Cengiz Aktar.

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Today on Here and There we talk with reporter Jacob Kushner, who has spent recent months and years in Haiti, where the President now rules by decree...the Parliament has passed its re-elect-by date and gone home, where hundreds of thousands are still homeless, and disputes over who owns land threaten to paralyze economic development.

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Today on Here and There we talk with David Isenberg, one of the first and still among the best analysts of the use of private contractors by the military and CIA.  How private contractors pocketed millions of dollars for running the CIA's torture program, and got permanent immunity from prosecutions for what many call war crimes.

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Today on Here and There we talk with University of New Mexico law professor Nathalie Martin about payday loans...the most hyper-expensive way to borrow.  Prof. Martin has documented cases in NM of annual rates of interest aboVE 1000%.  How can this happen? -- there's no law against it.  But there are bills presently before the State Legislature to cap the cost of payday borrowing.

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