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Tuesday, August 04, 2009

It’s a working recess for members of Congress as the battle over healthcare reform follows them to their home districts. Scott Garrett, the Republican Congressman from New Jersey explains his objections to President Obama’s plan. Plus, an editor of the Fat Studies Reader discusses the political and social meaning of being fat. Halted Development Map: Help pin-point more!


Congressman Scott Garrett

Working from Home: Rep. Garrett

Congressman Scott Garrett (R-NJ 5th) talks about healthcare reform and what he's hearing from his constituents, now that Congress is in recess.

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Free Crosstown Bus Proposal

Andrew Albert, chairman of the NYC Transit Riders Council, dissects candidate Bloomberg’s proposal for free crosstown bus service in Manhattan.

What do you think of candidate Mike Bloomberg's “Moving NYC” plan? Check it out here. And, do you think making crosstown buses free is ...

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Insurance Assurance

Mark Peters, special deputy superintendent, in charge of the New York Liquidation Bureau talks about insurance company regulatory reform.

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Earnings Down

Till von Wachter, economics professor at Columbia University, discusses his troubling findings about the long-term earning effects of being laid off.

Have you found a job since being laid off? If so, have you been able to replace your previous earnings? Give us a call or ...

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Fat Acceptance

Sondra Solovay and Esther Rothblum, co-editors of The Fat Studies Reader, say we need to stop obsessing about weight--and start accepting fat people.

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Handball History

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