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War in Afghanistan: The Road Ahead

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Wednesday, December 02, 2009

The President has outlined his vision for the next phase of the war in Afghanistan. Jamie Metzl of the Asia Society, discusses the plan; Tom Engelhardt of TomsDispatch on the speech he wishes Obama had given; and the Washington Post’s Paul Kane breaks down how much the proposal will cost. Plus your calls. Then, the genetic imperative behind religion; preventing police-on-police shootings; and Poker as the new Football.

Guests:

Tom Engelhardt, Paul Kane and Jamie Metzl

Reaction to President Obama's Afghanistan Strategy

The President has outlined his vision for the next phase of the war in Afghanistan last night. Jamie Metzl, executive vice president of the Asia Society, discusses the plan; Tom Engelhardt of TomDispatch talks about the speech he wishes Obama had given; and the Washington Post's Paul Kane ...

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Innovative Stuff

Popular Science Magazine and PopSci.com have compiled their annual "Best of What's New" list, from the new TKTS booth to packaging made from a biodegradable fungus. Editor Mike Haney discusses some highlights.

Watch the "bomb-proof wallpaper" in action:

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Albany Check-In

The Assembly passed a deficit reduction plan worth over $2.7 billion very early this morning, but Governor Paterson refuses to call it a "deal". Irene Liu, political writer at the Times Union and blogger for Capitol Confidential, discusses the negotiations going on in Albany.

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Survival of the Faithful-est

Nicholas Wade, New York Times Science reporter and the author of The Faith Instinct: How Religion Evolved and Why It Endures, writes that humans are genetically impelled to religious faith.

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Police-on-Police Shootings

Damon Hewitt, executive director of Governor Paterson's Police-on-Police Shootings Task Force, talks about the work of the task force and the upcoming public hearings in White Plains and New York City.

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Move Over Football

James McManus, author of Cowboys Full: The Story of Poker, says poker is "America's Game."

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