Health Care Common Ground

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Monday, August 24, 2009

It’s the last week of the August recess, but the debate over health care is still heated. Will there be any consensus across parties or even within Democrats when lawmakers return to Washington? Anthony Weiner offers his assessment. Plus, new information on the US attorney firings; and how other countries do health care right (or wrong).

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Congressman Anthony Weiner

Democratic Consensus on Health Care?

Congressman Anthony Weiner continues to advocate from the left for a more robust overhaul of the health care system. Will Republicans be convinced, let along those within the Democratic party?

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New Information on Attorney Firings

Washington Post reporter Carrie Johnson discusses the findings of a recent investigation into the US attorney firings under the Bush administration.


Red Hook Trolley?

Yonah Freemark, blogger for The Transport Politic, and Benjamin Fried, deputy editor of Streetsblog New York City, talk about the viability of trolleys in Brooklyn. See Maps From Yonah Freemark's Blog Highlighting Streetcar's In Brooklyn: Existing Streetcar Network | Freemark's Proposed Routes ...

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Healthcare: What Other Countries Do Better

T.R. Reid, veteran foreign correspondent for The Washington Post and the author of The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care (Penguin Press, 2009), follows up on his Frontline reporting with a book about what the U.S. can learn from other industrialized countries ...

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Last Chance Summer

Billie Cohen, Deputy Editor of Time Out New York, suggests 75 things to do before the summer is over.

What's on your end-of-summer list? Do you feel like you've made the most of summer so far? What's still on your to-do list? And what's a New York summer tradition ...

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