Susan and Shane are away, so Ben is hosting and he and Tamara are joined by special guests Scott Anderson and Quinta Jurecic. A Russian missile test accident kills scientists and raises questions. Hong Kong and Kashmir are both in crisis, and the United States shrugs. And the House of Representatives seems to have slouched towards impeachment.
Tamara recommends an article from the great Kori Schake.
Quinta notices a recent revelation about South African history discovered by a graduate student doing dissertation research.
And Scott and Ben deploy the Freedom of Information Act to find out whether the FBI is going after employees who are critical of the president.