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This week on CounterSpin: Journalists and pundits say Vladimir Putin is off his rocker, and the proof is not just his invasion of Crimea, but his preposterous suggestion that the US has, on several occasions, acted lawlessly. We’ll talk with Robert Parry of Consortium News, about the US, Russia and the power struggle over Ukraine.
Also on the show: Barack Obama announces a new initiative with the goal of improving opportunities for black and Latino boys and men, with a big emphasis on the role of fathers. For many media, the only question seems to be “why’d he wait so long?” But there are deeper questions to consider about the effort called My Brother’s Keeper. We’ll hear from Luke Charles Harris of Vassar College about that.