Our Afghan Interpreters Need More From Us

  
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Last week this podcast talked about Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko scrambling a military jet to force down a Ryanair flight carrying a dissident journalist. Now, as more reporting reveals how involved Russian President Vladimir Putin was, Steve asks whether President Biden should be holding a summit with Putin in a few weeks. Also in the foreign policy vein, Jonah laments the fact that translators who have been helping the U.S. military in the Middle East aren’t able to get the help they need to remain safe. Plus, check out the discussion on the merits of ranked-choice voting and Ezra Klein’s interview with President Barack Obama. 

Show Notes:

-Putin summit announcement 

-Biden floats sending Iran money after 9/11

-Interpreters may be left behind

-How does ranked-choice voting work?

-TMD on New York City mayor’s race

-Ezra Klien interviews Barack Obama 

-Obama’s ‘guns, religion’ line

-Then She Asked Me About Benghazi - Ben Rhodes