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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels (Michael Hickey/Getty)

Governor Mitch Daniels of Indiana is author of Keeping the Republic: Saving America by Trusting Americans. He weighs in on national politics and the bids for the GOP nominations. Plus: President Barack Obama’s third annual speech to the U.N. General Assembly; the eyewear monopoly; new housing numbers and the argument for changing Fannie and Freddie Mac; and how slavery factors into your choices.

UN Meets, Obama Speaks

President Obama is speaking at the UN this morning as controversy breaks out over Palestine's request to be recognized as a state. Steve Clemons, Washington editor-at-large for the Atlantic and editor-in-chief of AtlanticLIVE, discusses what to expect from the speech and what's at stake.

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Governor Daniels: Keeping the Republic

Why Are Glasses So Expensive?

When was the last time you bought prescription glasses, and how much did you shell out? Ira Mitchell, blogger at, and Shantan Reddy from the department of Opthomolagy at NYU Langone Medical Center, discusses the industry and how to save some money.

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Fannie and Freddie Fixes

Professor of real estate and co-director of the Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy at Columbia Business School, Christopher Mayer delves into the new housing numbers and suggests that allowing all homeowners to refinance their mortgages would help the market.

For more information about Professor Mayer's proposal, click here.

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Your Slave Map

Ambassador at Large, senior advisor to the Secretary of State and director of the State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, Luis CdeBaca, and the president of Slavery Footprint, Justin Dillon, talk about forced labor and measuring a person's slavery "footprint."

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Open Phones: Where Would You Take Your President?

World leaders are gathered in New York this week. El Diario asked some of its readers where they would take their home-country president, and we'll do the same. If you were serving as NYC tour guide for your country's president, where would you take him/her? Restaurants, attractions, music - anything goes!

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