In The Court of Public Opinion

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Monday, May 21, 2012

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is also co-chair of the Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Working Group. He checks in on the group’s progress and other issues on his desk. Plus: Susan Page of USA Today on political headlines; Dahlia Lithwick from Slate talks about what role – if any – public opinion should have in evaluating constitutional issues; Time’s Joel Stein reflects on fatherhood; and the series on lesser-known museums continues with the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum in the Bronx.

National Politics Roundup

USA Today Washington bureau chief Susan Page talks about what the new USA Today/Gallup poll says about the presidential campaign and other national politics.

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Eric Schneiderman Takes on Citizens United

Eric Schneiderman, New York State attorney general discusses his support of a Montana effort to curb the effect of the Citizens United ruling on campaign finance spending. Plus, mortgage fraud, stop and frisk, and Skechers.

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Public Opinion and the Court

Slate senior editor Dahlia Lithwick talks about what part public opinion should play in evaluating constitutional issues.

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Can You Learn To Be A Man?

Time columnist Joel Stein talks about trying to make himself into father -- and manly man -- material after learning he was having a son in his new book, Man Made: A Stupid Quest for Masculinity.

Fathers, can you teach masculinity to your son? Have you struggled with how to raise a "man"? Let us know!

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Tiny Museums: The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum

Executive director Ellen Bruzelius talks about the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum in the Bronx, which includes gardens and a historic 19th century mansion.

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