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Washington Post Columnist David Broder Dies

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Columnist David Broder in 2007.
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Columnist David Broder in 2007.

Broder was one of the most respected writers on national politics for four decades. He was 81.

Broder won the Pulitzer for commentary in 1973 for his columns about the Watergate scandal.

Former Post executive editor Benjamin C. Bradlee told the Post that Broder was "the best political correspondent in America. David knew politics from the back room up -- the mechanics of politics, the county and state chairmen -- whereas most Washington reporters knew it at the Washington level."

A blog post from NPR calls Broder "a frequent guest on NPR, where he was called on for his insights into elections and the political process."

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'Game Of Thrones' Evolves On Women In Explosive Sixth Season

The sixth season of HBO's Game of Thrones showed a real evolution in the way the show portrays women and in the season finale, several female characters ascended to power. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Glen Weldon from NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour and Greta Johnsen, host of the Nerdette podcast, about the show.
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In Quest For Happier Chickens, Perdue Shifts How Birds Live And Die

Perdue Farms, one of the largest poultry companies in the country, says it will change its slaughter methods and also some of its poultry houses. Animal welfare groups are cheering.
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Jonathan Rauch On How American Politics Went Insane

Party insiders and backroom deals: One author on why we need to bring back old-time politics.

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Episode 5: Why 1986 Still Matters

In 1986, a federal official issued a warning: If Metro continued to expand rapidly, the system faced a future of stark choices over maintaining existing infrastructure. Metro chose expansion. We talk to a historian about that decision. We also hear from a former Metro general manager about the following years, and from an Arlington planner about measuring how riders are responding to SafeTrack.

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