Obama’s Osama Policy

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Friday, August 03, 2007

Barack Obama’s anti-terrorism speech this week is drawing fire from some other Democratic presidential hopefuls for his threat to invade Pakistan, if Pakistan doesn’t rid the mountains of al Qaeda camps itself. We’ll take a closer look at how Obama would go after Osama. Also, how the web is making it easier for closeted gay men to live a secret double life, a look at Guliani's health care plan proposal, stricter permit laws being proposed for shooting film or photographs in NYC, and a debate about the governor’s veto of a bill that would have steered women on welfare to higher paying jobs.

View the results of our SUV count

Welfare to (Non-Traditional) Work?

It’s not just “choppergate” in Albany this week. Governor Spitzer vetoed a bill that would have steered women welfare-to-work participants to non-traditional, higher paying jobs. Ron Haskins, from The Brookings Institution and State Senator Liz Krueger (D-26th District) debate the issue.

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Film Permit Clampdown?

The Mayor's Office of Theater, Film, and Broadcasting is considering drafting tougher rules to get a permit to shoot film or take photos in New York City. Eileen Clancy, a founding member of the advocacy group Picture New York, explains why many film and photography professionals oppose the proposed changes.

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The 21st Century Closet

David Amsden, contributing editor for New York Magazine, explains why the internet makes it easier to be anonymously gay.

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Obama's Terror Strategy

This week, in the second major foreign policy address of his campaign, Senator Barack Obama outlined his proposals for fighting terrorism. Jessica Stern, Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, gives her analysis.

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Giuliani Update

New York Times columnist Gail Collins on Rudy's plan to transform health care and the role of Judith Giuliani in the campaign.

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What Should Our Next “Crowdsourcing” Project Be?

You counted the cars and SUVs on your block, what’s the next act of journalism we should commit together? We'll take your calls and comments.

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David Amsden

David Amsden

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Journalist David Amsden describes people's reactions to his New York Magazine Article on closeted gay men on the Brian Lehrer Show, 8/3/07.


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