Another Hat in the Ring

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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

After much dragging of feet, the Fred Thompson for President campaign is finally set to launch tonight. But even in his declaration, he is separating himself from the field by officially entering the race directly after the Fox News Republican debate. We take a look at his burgeoning campaign on its official "Day Zero." We check in on the taxi strike with Daily News transit reporter Pete Donohue and the New York Taxi Workers Alliance. Also, economist Robert Frank on inequality and the middle class, we talk to the first gay married couple in Iowa, and take your calls on whether Senator Larry Carig should resign.


Robert Frank and Pete Donohue

Taxi Strike

This morning thousands of taxi drivers in New York City began a two day strike. Biju Matthew of the Organizing Committee of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, and Pete Donohue, transit reporter for The Daily News, assess the extent of the strike and how New Yorkers are coping.

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Republicans +1

Ryan Sager, staff writer at The New York Sun, previews the Republican presidential candidates debate and Fred Thompson's expected official entry into the field.

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The Skinny on Skin

Nina G. Jablonski, Professor and Head of the Department of Anthropology at Penn State University, and author of Skin: a Natural History, (University of California Press, 2006), explains the importance of protecting one's skin all year round.

Skin: a Natural History is available for purchase at

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While the Rich Get Richer Does the Middle Class Get Poorer?

Robert H. Frank, economics professor at Cornell University, New York Times columnist, and author of Falling Behind: How Rising Inequality Harms the Middle Class (University of California Press, 2007), explains his views on the effects of economic inequality.

Falling Behind is available for purchase at

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Gay Couple Says I Do, Senator Craig Says I May Not!

Last Friday Sean Fritz, an Iowa State University student, married Tim McQuillan, making them Iowa's first gay married couple. The two were able to get married when a state judge deemed Iowa's state ban on gay marriage unconstitutional. A day later the judge declared a stay on his ruling.

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Ryan Sager

Ryan Sager

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New York Sun staff writer Ryan Sager offers analysis on the Republican presidential candidates, including newcomer Fred Thompson, on the Brian ...


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