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Thursday, May 29, 2008

America may be more diverse than ever, but journalist Bill Bishop argues that we choose to segregate ourselves into like-minded groups and neighborhoods. Plus: Robert Andrews, who is running for New Jersey's Senate seat; James Madore and William Eskridge on Governor Paterson's decision to open New York to same-sex civil unions performed elsewhere; and the final installment of Unraveling Traveling with Wendy Perrin.


Robert Andrews, Bill Bishop, William Eskridge, James Madore and Wendy Perrin

Gay Marriage in New York?

Newsday’s Albany bureau chief James Madore discusses the news that New York State will recognize same-sex marriages performed elsewhere.

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Puerto Rico's Moment in the Sun

Who would have thought that Puerto Rico would play such a key role in the Presidential race? In anticipation of this Sunday's Democratic primary, Juan Manuel Garcia Pasalacua, journalist and talk show host at WUNO San Juan, and Angelo Falcon, professor at Columbia and President of the ...

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Garden State: Senate Race

On June 3rd, New Jersey will hold a primary for elected offices. Three candidates are vying for the Democratic party's U.S. Senate nomination. We talk with one of them, Congressman Robert Andrews, about his candidacy.

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Unraveling Traveling: Going It Alone

Wendy Perrin, consumer news editor at Condé Nast Traveler, has joined us every Thursday this May for a month-long series on travel. For our final installment, a panoply of travel-related tips, including how to travel solo. When should you get professional travel advice, and when should you figure ...

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Birds of a Feather

In The Big Sort: Why the Clustering of Like-Minded America is Tearing Us Apart (Houghton Mifflin, 2008), journalist Bill Bishop argues that for all the diversity we have in America, our communities are more polarized than ever.

Did you move to your current neighborhood to join a certain group? ...

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Gay Marriage in New York, Part 2

William Eskridge, John A. Garver Professor of Jurisprudence at Yale and the author of Dishonorable Passions: Sodomy Laws In America (Viking Adult, 2008), looks at the legal implications of Governor Paterson's directive for state agencies to recognize same-sex marriages performed elsewhere.

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