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Rangel Steps Aside (For Now)

The powerful New York congressman, Charles Rangel, today said he would temporarily step aside as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. Rangel is facing a slew of ethics investigations, ranging from allegations that he didn't pay taxes on vacation property in the Dominican Republic to improperly going on a corporate-sponsored junket to the Caribbean. Gail Chaddock of the Christian Science Monitor joins us for a look at what today's news means for Democrats as they try to push their agenda through Congress.

The Godfather of Nonviolent Resistance?

Gene Sharp, founder of the Albert Einstein Institution, pictured in his East Boston office last year. (Mary Knox Merrill/The Christian Science Monitor)
Gene Sharp, founder of the Albert Einstein Institution, pictured in his East Boston office last year. (Mary Knox Merrill/The Christian Science Monitor)

Texas & Tea Party Politics

The Tea Party movement helped propel Gov. Rick Perry to victory in yesterday's republican gubernatorial primary, but virtually no other candidate backed by the anti-Washington, anti-spending movement won in other statewide elections. A conservative who influenced the content of school textbooks nationwide lost his re-election bid to the Texas Board of Education. We speak with Wayne Slater of the Dallas Morning News.

Avatar's Many Faces

Protesters with the Center for Orangutan Protection in Jakarta, Indonesia last month (AP)
Protesters with the Center for Orangutan Protection in Jakarta, Indonesia last month (AP)

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Palestinian protesters, libertarian think tanks and Bolivia's president all believe that the Oscar-nominated film represents their beliefs. Joshua Keating of Foreign Policy tells us how groups are drawing wildly disparate political interpretations from the film. Some groups have gone so far as to paint themselves blue as a means of comparing their status with that of Avatar's Na'vi aliens.

Hunting Dolphins in "The Cove"

We revisit our conversation with former "Flipper" trainer turned dolphin activist Ric O'Barry. Ric is the focus of the Oscar nominated feature documentary "The Cove," which uses high tech recording equipment to document the widespread collecting and killing of dolphins in Taiji, Japan.

Music From The Show

  • Mission of Burma, "Revolver"
  • Jack Johnson, "No Other Way"
  • Air, "Napalm Love"
  • The Walkmen, "We've Been Had"
  • Joy Division, "Candidate"
  • Xzhibit, "Paparazzi"
  • J. Ralph, “The Cove”

This program aired on March 3, 2010.

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