As The Weld Turns

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Wednesday, April 05, 2006

In all of history, only one man has ever managed to be elected governor of two US states (Sam Houston - Tennessee and Texas). Now ex-Bay Stater William Weld wants to be the governor of New York, and he’s promising a big tax cut for low and middle-income New Yorkers. Also, Tamar Jacoby talks immigrants, Moikgantsi Kgama finds a homeland for the films of the African Diaspora, healthcare experts discuss the small state with a big plan and two entertainment journalists navigate the turbulence caused by a 9/11 trailer.

As The Weld Turns

William Weld, Republican candidate for Governor of New York and former Massachusetts Governor
-on his gubernatorial ambitions.

» Weld for Governor


Stirring the Pot

Tamar Jacoby, senior fellow, Manhattan Institute and author, Reinventing The Melting Pot: The New Immigrants And What It Means To Be An American (Perseus Books Group, 2004)
- on the immigration bill.

» Reinventing The Melting Pot (Perseus Books Group, 2004) by Tamar Jacoby


The Life and Times of...

Moikgansti Kgama, founder of Imagenation, a Harlem-based nonprofit working with African diaspora cinema and director of communications and developement for Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement,
-on the films of the African diaspora.

» Imagenation website


Mass Healthcare

Regina Herzlinger, Manhattan Institute senior fellow
Alice Burton, vice president of Academy Health a health care research organization and director of the State Coverage Initiative
Dr. Stephanie Woolhandler, associate professor of Medicine at Harvard and co-director of the Harvard Medical School General Internal Medicine Fellowship ...


Trailer of Tears

Owen Gleiberman, film critic for Entertainment Weekly
Sharon Waxman, Hollywood correspondent for the New York Times
-on the recently pulled trailer of United 93, a dramatic recreation of a hijacked 9/11 flight.

» "Universal Will Not Pull 'United 93' Trailer Despite Criticism" by Sharon Waxman in The ...


It's Snowing!

The view from Brian's office


Weld Favors Plan That Would Make Healthcare Near-Universal in New York

We recorded the interview earlier this morning with gubernatorial candidate and ex-MA gov. William Weld. When BL pressed Weld on his plans for healthcare in NY, he said:

"The combination of incentives and penalties in the Massachusetts bill is very intriguing. I think it's worth studying with an eye ...


Required Reading: April 5, 2006

In which Sheldon Silver wades into the WTC rebuilding fracas, NY and NJ hospitals are rated the nation's worst, Massachusetts passes a plan for near-universal healthcare, foreign relief groups blast the Red Cross over Katrina response, Katie Couric says yes (really!) to CBS, a DHS spokesman is caught in a ...


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