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Monday, April 24, 2006

While he still was an Atlanta Falcon, defensive tackle Esera Tuaolo kept his gay relationship a secret. But after leaving the NFL, he went public, introducing the world to his partner and two adopted kids, and netting some major advertising endorsements. Also: the most famous foreign policy guru you've never heard of, Monday morning politics, and your calls.

Monday Morning Politics

Ted Alden, Washington bureau chief for the Financial Times
- discusses the news out of Washington D.C.
Sharon Hom executive director of the organization Human Rights in China (HRIC)
- on President Hu Jintao's visit to the US and his discussions with President Bush and business leaders



Esera Tuaolo, former Atlanta Falcon defensive tackle and author, Alone in the Trenches: My Life As a Gay Man in the NFL (Sourcebooks, 2006)
- on being gay in the NFL

» Alone in the Trenches: My Life As a Gay Man in ...


The Most Famous Foreign Policy Guru You've Never Heard Of

Molly Worthen, author, The Man on Whom Nothing Was Lost: The Grand Strategy of Charles Hill (Houghton Mifflin, 2006)
-on her book about an influential professor at Yale

» The Man on Whom Nothing Was Lost (Houghton Mifflin)


Open Phones

-Are you a pragmatic progressive woman?

» Abortion debate shuns prevention by Harry Reid and Hillary Rodham Clinton in the Albany Times Union


Clarifying Clinton's Cubs/Yankees Love

If you happened to be browsing the New York Times website and happened to click on the 'Week in Review' page and then happened to look at the bottom right side of the page for a lonely link labeled 'editor's note,' you'd notice this clarification. The paper of record followed-up on an article in last week's paper about quotes attributed to Hillary Clinton. The correction said it neglected to say some quotes attributed to the New York Senator were from dubious sources, but the note went on to clarify some more arcane details in the article:

The article also noted that on the cover of the quotation book -- ''I've Always Been a Yankees Fan': Hillary Clinton in Her Own Words'' -- Mrs. Clinton is shown wearing a Cubs cap. But because of an editing error, this explanation was omitted: As early as 1994, Mrs. Clinton was on record explaining that growing up in the Midwest, she had both her hometown favorite, the Cubs, who are in the National League, and also an American League favorite, the Yankees.'


Required reading: April 24, 2006

Brian's back
And so is another episode of required reading, in which: Chuck Schumer's weekly Sunday press conference makes headlines beyond one day, OBL discovers YouTube, a CIA Inspector General gets inspected, and record label lawyers seeking file sharing charges target a little girl and a family that doesn't ...


Pragmatic Progressives

We want to hear from you today about a new Pragmatic Progressive wrinkle in the abortion debate. Check out this Op-Ed by Hillary Clinton and Harry Reid who are comming together on the abortion debate,

"Abortion debate shuns prevention" (Albany Times Union)


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