The Bloomberg Years

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Michael Bloomberg claims that the upcoming election is a referendum on his record. So, what does the record tell us? The New York Times' Joyce Purnick has just published the sweeping biography Mike Bloomberg: Money, Power, Politics, which tells his story from childhood in Boston through his controversial bid for a third term. She examines the Bloomberg record and what’s at stake this fall. Plus, the future of Afghanistan policy; and the latest on the Queens terror plot investigation. Help Produce 30 Issues in 30 Days: Vote Here!

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Joyce Purnick

Queens Terror Plot

James Gordon Meek, Washington correspondent and security writer for the New York Daily News, talks about what he's learned covering the alleged terror plot in Queens for the past week.

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The Mission in Afghanistan

Fred Kaplan, columnist at, and Bobby Ghosh, senior editor at Time, discuss General McChrystal's assessment of the war in Afghanistan and the effort to combat the Taliban and Al-Qaeda there.

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Net Neutrality

FCC Chair Julius Genachowski has proposed new net neutrality rules that will protect the free and unfettered internet and prohibit discrimination by ISP’s. Siva Vaidhyanathan, associate professor of media studies and law at the University of Virginia, has the update.

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30 Issues Day 2: The Bloomberg Years

In the sweeping biography Mike Bloomberg: Money, Power, Politics The New York Times' Joyce Purnick examines his life from childhood in Boston through his latest term as Mayor. She reviews the Bloomberg record, and what's at stake in this Fall's election. How do you assess the Bloomberg ...

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