Drumthwacket Dreaming for Forrester

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Wednesday, June 08, 2005

The stage is set: Forrester v. Corzine for Governor. But do the Republicans have a chance at recapturing the Statehouse? The big issues in New Jersey this year are property taxes, corruption, and sprawl.

Drumthwacket Dreaming

Bob Hennelly, WNYC Reporter
-on the New Jersey Governor race


Bienvenidos a España!

Carlta Vitzthum, regular contributor to Business Week, based in Spain
-says illegal immigrants from Latin America have found a home in Spain
» "These Open Arms Are Raising EU Eyebrows" (Business Week)


City State

Fred Siegel Professor at the Cooper Union, and Senior Fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute and author, with help from Harry Siegal The Prince of the City: New York, Giuliani and the Genius of American Life (Encounter Books, 2005)
- on his new biography of former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani ...


NY51: District 23

David Weprin, New York City Council Member (D-district 23), Chair of Finance Committee, represents Hollis Hills, Queens Village, Little Neck, Douglaston, Bayside, Bellerose, Floral Park, Glen Oaks, New Hyde park, Hollis, Hollis Park Gardens, Holliswood, Fresh Meadows -on life and politics in Northeast Queens
» David Weprin's ...


Applebaum and "gulag", continued

The Washington Post's Anne Applebaum picks up where we left off with her last week on Amnesty's use of the term "gulag":

"Amnesty's Amnesia"

Did Applebaum Fall Far From The Tree? (BL blog)


Illegal or Undocumented?

"Illegal" or "undocumented"? A reader responds to Brian's use of the term "illegals" to describe foreigners who live and work in the United States without having cleared immigration. We got this email questioning the host's use of language. What do you think?

I know you've heard the term "undocumented" used ...


New Vocab: The New Feudalism

Bob Hennelly, our City Hall/ New Jersey correspondent was sounding positively like a political science professor when giving his take on Doug Forrester's Republican primary victory on the show this morning, introducing all kinds of vocab that had us reaching for our history books. A sample:

Pay attention!--we'll be talking about this tomorrow.

In the age of the new feudalism, Brian, of the 21st century where only the lords can acquire the mansion they may not want to live there, and let homeless people live there instead.


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