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Assessing Egypt's Future

Thursday, February 03, 2011

We should listen to the young people. They have basic demands: they want freedom. This is the internet generation, people who were born under Mubarak, who have a large number of unemployed, they belong to the—at least—40 percent of Egyptians who live under the poverty line. They need jobs, they need houses, they need to marry and start families. They do not care much about politics—the right or the left—and that's a good sign!

Aladdin Elaasar, former Presidential candidate, on the Brian Lehrer Show

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Niche Market | The Sheitel Macher

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

New York is a city of specialists from foodies to academics, laborers to shopkeepers. Every Wednesday, Niche Market will take a peek inside a different specialty store and showcase the city's purists who have made an art out of selling one commodity.

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#Jan25, #Mubarak, #Egypt: The Arab Diaspora on Twitter

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

WNYC

#Egyptians have won. No matter how long it takes 4 #Mubarak 2 leave already, let's take this moment and say MABROUK (CONGRATS) EGYPT. #JAN25

@monaeltahawy, Egyptian American columnist, blogger, and activist.

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The Future of US/Egypt Relations

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

WNYC

I think what's really interesting about this situation is how much of a spectator the United States is really being forced to play. They don't have a lot of options right now, which is ironic considering the amount of money the United States has funeled into the Egyptian military over the past 30 years. But how much leverage has that bought in a situation like this? It's really hard to say.

— Rachel Martin, NPR National Security Correspondent, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Minorities Prepare for Redistricting Battle

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Minority communities are arming themselves with mapping software, census data, and the intricacies of the Voting Rights Act to ensure that they get their say when districts are redrawn this year. They're determined to elect representatives in Congress, the state Legislature, and on the local level who will vote with their concerns in mind.

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Message in Mass Arrests: We Haven't Forgotten About You

Thursday, January 20, 2011

WNYC

Holder wants to send a message to the mob that 'even though we've been busy chasing terrorists for the last few years we have not forgotten about you.'

—Tom Robbins, Village Voice reporter, on The Brian Lehrer Show

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The 5-Borough Take On State Of The City

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Welcome to Politics Bites, where every afternoon at It's a Free Country, we bring you the unmissable quotes from the morning's political conversations on WNYC. Today on the Brian Lehrer Show, a roundtable discussion with editors and reporters accross New York on Mayor Bloomberg's State of the City address. Analysis from:

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Poll Shows Cuomo's Honeymoon, Lingering Doubts about Legislature

Monday, January 17, 2011

WNYC

Newly-minted Governor Andrew Cuomo has a 70 percent approval rating, according to a Siena poll released Monday. He received overwhelmingly higher marks than the state legislature, which fewer than one in five New Yorkers trust to do the right thing for the state.

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King's Dream In Today's Economy

Monday, January 17, 2011

On the eve of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, WNYC presented the fourth annual celebration of the civil rights leader at the Brooklyn Museum. Some of the panelists were members of King’s generation who knew him personally, and some were younger activists, artists, and scholars who have been inspired by his legacy and vision. They included Roy Innis, Obery Hendricks, Christine Yvette Lewis, Jeanne TheoharisPeniel Joseph, and Natalia Aristizabal-Betancur.

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Who Is Responsible For An Act of Insanity?

Thursday, January 13, 2011

WNYC
The insanity defense has been a political football for as long as murder has been a political football. In other words we have crafted the jurisprudence of the insanity defence to follow political feelings about the insanity defense, it's not a medical or psychiatric defense, it's a completely political animal.

Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor at Slate, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Coming Up: The State of the States

Monday, January 10, 2011

'Tis the season of new year resolutions, and with an especially large wave of new governors washing over statehouses this month, we'll be hearing a storm of promises. The governors of Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Nebraska, New Jersey, South Dakota, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington and Wyoming will all be presenting State of the State speeches this week.

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What The Tuscon Massacre Means For Washington

Monday, January 10, 2011

In this case it is at least legitimate to look at the possible connection between the surrounding political rhetoric and the act of a deranged and violent person.

James Fallows on The Brian Leher Show.

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The Best Funnies: Our Favorite 2010 Political Cartoons

Friday, December 24, 2010

WNYC

Politics and humor are like bread and butter...especially when they take you to that liminal space between laughing and crying. Here are a few pen and ink takes on 2010 we like. But we want more—from YOU! Send us your funnies (or suggestions) and we'll add them to the slideshow. 

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Lame Duck Congress: What Was The Biggest Accomplishment?

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

WNYC

After months of Congressional stalemate, the lame duck session saw a flurry of activity. Round the clock discussions and deals resulted in landmark legislation reaching President Obama's desk almost daily. All this started days after Republicans gained the majority of seats in the House of Representatives and Obama's popularity seemed to be at an all-time low. See below for a list of the accomplishments, and let us know what you think of the lame-duck session's busy month.

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Explaining The Compromise On Net Neutrality

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

I was in the FCC and I said why don't we extend this to wireless and they said that's great, but AT&T would never agree to it. And I said, 'well, AT&T doesn't have a vote on this commission! And they said, 'yeah, but they have 60 Congressmen, and they can make your life miserable.'

- Tim Wua policy advocate and professor at Columbia Law School, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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What Happened in 2010: Climate and Energy

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Obama displayed high hopes in his State of the Union Address for the Senate to consider a climate change bill and invest in clean energy, but bipartisan efforts failed and a bill didn't gain traction, despite the worst environmental disaster in history—the BP oil spill. Meanwhile, the planet experienced a slew of natural disasters and the highest temperatures on record, setting off deadly wildfires in Russia and floods in Pakistan.

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UConn Women's Basketball On Verge of Making History

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

WNYC

On Sunday, the Huskies matched the record set by UCLA in the early 1970's for the longest win streak in NCAA basketball history. They play for the chance to possess that record outright on Tuesday.

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What Happened in 2010: Immigration

Monday, December 20, 2010

At the start of the year, advocates for immigration reform were full of hope. Powerful members of Congress had promised they'd bring a comprehensive immigration reform bill to the floor, and Obama signaled his commitment to back it. But then, along came Arizona.

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What Happened in 2010: Health Care

Monday, December 20, 2010

WNYC

The health care debate dominated news headlines constantly through the first three months of the year, until President Obama finally signed the overhaul legislation on March 23. As some aspects of the law began rolling out over the next nine months, others were brought to court over questions of constitutionality.

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The Year's Almost Over - Get Your Free Tax Advice

Monday, December 20, 2010

Wondering how the new tax laws will affect you? Need to get your personal finances in order? CPA and host of "Greenberg News" on WNJC 1360 AM in Philadelphia, Brian Greenberg is taking tax questions. 

According to Greenberg, most people won't see much of a change in their tax bills on April 15, 2011—the "new" law is really a continuation of what's been going on for the past two years. 

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