Here And There with Dave Marash

What did retiring Albuquerque Police Chief Ray Shultz mean when he said the purchase of lapel cameras from Taser was “greased?”  And was the lubricant a lucrative consultancy with Taser that was his next job.  Investigative reporter Jeff Proctor of NMinDepth.com takes a look and asks, where’s City Hall on all this? 

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In 2013, jihadist rebels tied to Al Qaeda looked ready to take over the African country Mali, until French military forces intervened and crushed the rebellion. RAND Corp. analyst Christopher Chivvis on whether the French model from Mali might work against the Islamic State in Syria.

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One key question every journalist and his platform have to answer is “Sez who?”  Which is why Sheldon Adelson’s attempt to conceal his purchase of the Las Vegas Review-Journal caused such a stink.  Maria Bustillos of the New Yorker has covered the story and knows its implications.

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As US and world oil prices inch upward past $30 a barrel, the big question is, was the plunge below $28 the bottom?  Foreign Policy’s senior energy correspondent Keith Johnson explores prices and their consequences from China to Saudi Arabia to Venezuela to New Mexico.

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