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Super Bowl politics: Gridlock on the gridiron

The Super Bowl is a day to temporarily pledge allegiance to a team you probably ignore the rest of the year. It is funded by gross displays of capitalism. A bunch of rich white dudes run the organization. There is a lot of alcohol involved. Does this not sound like our government to you?

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PODCAST: Why can't the U.S. stop Boko Haram?

Boko Haram is a brutal terrorist organization with seemingly no limit to what its members are willing to do. On this week's DecodeDC podcast, we ask, when it comes to a group committing acts that are so heinous, isn’t there more the United States can do?  

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Is the U.S. government really broken?

The U.S. is doing better than the world’s other advanced economies, better than the G-20 countries and better than Europe. Some countries do better in some areas – lower unemployment or higher productivity growth, for example. Overall, the U.S. tops the list thus defying the idea that our government is broken.

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Interactive: Boko Haram cuts a bloody path

The DecodeDC weekly podcast -- out Thursday afternoon -- will focus on a vexing question: What is America's role when it comes to dealing with a violent Islamic group in Nigeria? 

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Did #bringbackourgirls make a difference?

Last spring when terrorist organization Boko Haram kidnapped hundreds of girls in Nigeria and the twitterverse erupted with the #Bringbackourgirls campaign, we wondered at DecodeDC if such hashtag efforts really make a difference.

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DecodeDC's Mission

DecodeDC's foremost aim is to be useful. That means being a reliable, honest and highly entertaining source of insight and explanation. It also means providing multimedia coverage of Washington's people, culture, policies and politics that is enlightening and enjoyable. Whether it's a podcast, a video, an interactive graphic, a short story or a long analysis, it will be based on this guiding principle: We are in DC but not OF DC.