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Monday, July 23, 2007

Wall Street Journal correspondent Robert Frank writes about the “haves” and “have mores” among America’s new rich in his new book Richistan. Also, Michael Pollan explains how the farm bill affects New Yorkers, we'll take your calls on critics and spoilers, and Web 2.0 meets presidential politics: we’ll preview the latest Democratic presidential hopefuls’ debate that CNN is hosting in conjunction with YouTube.

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Robert Frank and Michael Pollan

Citizen Politics

Jonathan Capehart, editorial board member for the Washington Post and Micah Sifry, executive editor of TechPresident, preview the very first YouTube/CNN Presidential debate.

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Got Corn?

The farm bill is up for reauthorization. Michael Pollan, writer for the New York Times Magazine and author of The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals (Penguin Press, 2006), says it affects not only what we grow, but how we eat--and that food is a class ...

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Journey to Richistan

Wall Street Journal columnist Robert Frank discusses his new book Richistan: A Journey Through the American Wealth Boom and the Lives of the New Rich, a exploration of the private world of the privileged.

Richistan: A Journey Through the American Wealth Boom and the Lives of the ...

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Are Spoilers Ever OK?

Some Harry Potter fans were very annoyed when a New York Times review revealed some details of the plot of the new book. But are spoilers sometimes justified? Slate.com film critic Dana Stevens tackles the issue.

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Robert Frank, author of "Richistan - A Journey Through the American Wealth Boom and the Lives of the New Rich", explains how more ...

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