Today on Here and Now

by Laura Ellis on August 10, 2011

Republicans won four of six recall elections yesterday in Wisconsin, holding on to their majority in the state senate by one vote. It’s a setback for Democrats and union groups. So with a victory in hand, we’ll find out what Gov. Scott will pursue next.

The death of 30 special operations personnel focuses a new spotlight on the war in Afghanistan and the small teams of elite troops that operate there. Military analyst Bing West recently told Congress that these small teams are the forces of the future while the US is in Afghanistan. We’ll ask him whether he still feels the same way.

When you see a soldier, is saying “thanks you for your service” appropriate? Some members of the military are uncomfortable with it. An English instructor at West Point explores the remark and its effect on servicemembers in an essay, and we’ll find out what she learned.

And we have an in-depth report from WFPL’s Rick Howlett on the challenges to the Indiana School Voucher program.

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