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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Ron Paul has ridden a wave of anti-war frustration to national prominence and measurable support in recent republican primaries. But beyond his Iraq stance, many Americans aren’t as familiar with the rest of the Libertarian platform. We will look at what a Ron Paul presidency would look like across the board. Also: the Republican Primary in Michigan and Shelby Steele on the Obama’s role as a black candidate.

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Mischief in Michigan

With only Hilary Clinton on the ballot in today’s Michigan primary, how should Michigan Democrats vote? Progressive blog DailyKos suggests they choose Mitt Romney to keep the Republican race competitive. DailyKos contributing editor Dana Houle and Detroit Free Press reporter Chris Kristoff talk about that strategy and how the contest ...

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Are You the One? Ron Paul

Matt Welch, editor-in-chief of Reason magazine, profiles presidential candidate Ron Paul.

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Caught Between Black and White

Shelby Steele, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the author of A Bound Man: Why We Are Excited About Obama and Why He Can't Win (Free Press, 2007), argues that Barack Obama can't win the support of one race without losing the support of the othr.

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The View From the Ethnic Press: Russians

How do New York's immigrant communities view the presidential election? Ari Kagan, Senior Editor of the Russian language weekly Vecherny New York, gives his perspective on the issues.

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Performance Enhancement

Is steroid use becoming commonplace in the rap world? Several stars have been implicated in an investigation into the use of performance-enhancing drugs more commonly associated with sports. Bomani Jones host of Sports Saturday on WRBZ-AM in Raleigh, NC and former music columnist for AOL Black Voices looks at the ...

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