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Stephen Reader

Stephen Reader appears in the following:

The Future of Indian Point

Friday, June 03, 2011

We've let the licensing law lapse and we have this architecture for a 21st century circumstance where we're dependent more and more upon electricity, what with cell phones and compute...

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Mayday! The Grim Jobs Report Explained

Friday, June 03, 2011

Economists call it a coordination failure, and I think that's what we're seeing now. Because employment is so weak, people don't want to spend. Because people don't want to spend, com...

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Coastal Access and Greenhouse Gas in New Jersey

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

We're trying to get away from one-size-fits-all regulation. Towns come forward to the DEP and say, look, because of physical constraints or whatever, we can provide this much parking;...

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Global Poverty: A 'Radical Rethinking'

Friday, May 27, 2011

Many of these states have a reputation for saying things which aren't true, They guarantee this and promise that and don't deliver. There's a natural tendency for people then to be sk...

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What Merits the Corporate Death Penalty?

Friday, May 27, 2011

It opens up a Pandora's box about what we can actually do with recidivist corporations who are doing us in. I'd like to see the same kind of rule applied to Wall Street; the crimes in...

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Where Prisoners Get Counted as Citizens and Why it Matters

Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Justice Department just approved New York's right to count prisoners in their home districts, rather than in their county of incarceration. How will that change the state legislative map in a year when redistricting reform already has blood boiling in Albany?

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Nate Silver on NY-26 and Beyond

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

All but four Republicans already voted for the plan and they're running in districts just like New York 26 (or more Democratic) next year. Six were carried by Obama in 2008. So they p...

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Reaction: NJ Schools Spared Budget Cuts

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

[Christie] said, 'Listen, it's not just about money. We've been spending money in urban areas, committing money to building schools in these districts, and not getting results.' — WN...

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Timeline: Gay Marriage in New York

Friday, May 20, 2011

With a historic vote on the evening of June 24, the New York State Senate passed a same-sex marriage bill -- effectively legalizing gay marriage, with previous approval in the Assembly and Governor Cuomo intending to sign the bill. 

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Steve Coll on the Middle East

Friday, May 20, 2011

When, as yesterday, the president goes country to country and tries to rationalize the accommodation of Bahrain's repression, leaves Saudi Arabia out altogether, then celebrates the...

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New York vs. Banks?

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

It was not something that one or two banks was doing, so I think you're going to find that the probe will probably expand to all firms that were large in the area of securitizing mo...

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Trump not Running for Prez, Still Sure He'd Win

Monday, May 16, 2011

Donald Trump released a statement Monday announcing he would not seek the Republican nomination in 2012.

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Afghanistan: Why We Should Stay, Post-Osama

Monday, May 16, 2011

The reason we went in was not simply to get bin Laden; in fact, it was to stabilize Afghanistan so that it can no longer serve as a sanctuary for international terrorists. Most fa...

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Explainer: Does NYC Subsidize Wall Street?

Friday, May 13, 2011

On Thursday, Michael Bloomberg said New York City doesn't subsidize the financial industry. Two sentences later, Bloomberg doubled down on his own claim: the city doesn't subsidize any industries.

That raised our eyebrows.

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The Catholic Case Against Boehner's Budgets

Friday, May 13, 2011

It looks as if the Ryan budget takes as its special target programs that serve the poorest and most vulnerable of Americans. Maternal and child health grants, WIC programs, food sta...

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Aha Moment: John Darnielle and Black Sabbath

Friday, May 13, 2011

Twenty years ago, just as indie rock started to be called indie rock, John Darnielle founded one of its great bands — The Mountain Goats. The New Yorker called Darnielle "America's best non-hip hop lyricist"; his songs are moody, literary, some might say a bit navel-gazey. ...

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Breitbart on ACORN, Sherrod, and 'Gotcha' Journalism

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I guarantee you this: they had—Media Matters, ACORN, the mainstream media—everyone had the full context and no way to explain away the behavior. They had to try and deflect on us that...

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Guadagno: The Business of Bringing Business to New Jersey

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Competition is good for everybody, I think. Hunts Point is in the Bronx, there are 3,200 jobs, and we're fighting very hard to attract them to New Jersey. The 3,200 people who can m...

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Clinton Diplomacy and the Future of Middle East Policy

Monday, May 09, 2011

Voices from Washington were quite convinced that if only we get to bin Laden, if only we get rid of his senior lieutenants, there will be less reason to stay in Afghanistan and the ...

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Albany Snapshot on Gay Marriage

Monday, May 09, 2011

At this point, we just don't know what Skelos might gain or lose from allowing a vote. Does he want to clear it out this year because it's not an election year? Take LGBT money that...

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