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Thursday, December 03, 2009

As the U.S. prepares to send more troops to Afghanistan, the president says it won’t become “another Vietnam.” Michael Lind, the author of Vietnam: The Necessary War: A Reinterpretation of America's Most Disastrous Military Conflict, discusses the parallels and the differences in the two conflicts. Plus: Zora O'Neill and Tamara Reynolds on holiday entertaining on a budget; grassroots aid in Darfur; and your uncommon New Year’s (economic) resolutions.

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Michael Lind, Zora O’Neill and Tamara Reynolds

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Gay marriage was voted down by the New York State Senate yesterday. Julie Bolcer, New York correspondent for The Advocate, breaks down the vote and the gay marriage initiative still pending in the New Jersey legislature. Plus, New York State Senators Diane Savino (D-23) and Tom Duane (D-29) offer their ...

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Afghanistan Analogies

In his speech on Monday night, President Obama directly addressed the analogy between the wars in Vietnam and Afghanistan. John Barry, Newsweek reporter who has written about the comparisons, and Michael Lind, fellow at the New America Foundation and author of Vietnam: The Necessary War: A ...

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Season's Eatings: Entertaining on a Budget

Authors of Forking Fantastic!: Put the Party Back in Dinner Party, Zora O'Neill and Tamara Reynolds, start their weekly December visits with advice on holiday entertaining on a budget.

Zora and Tamara offer a non-budget-busting recipe for "crack ham". Check it out here.

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Your Uncommon Economic Resolutions

Urban planner Amy Schoeman follows up with us about her job hunt since she posted to Your Uncommon Economic Indicators about losing her job in Dubai.

Has the 2009 Recession made you wiser? Tell us your Economic Resolution for 2010!

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Radio Darfur

Nisrin Elamin, originally from Sudan, senior trainer and curriculum specialist at the NYC-based youth development organization Global Kids, talks about her work with grassroots groups like Sisterhood for Peace and an underground radio station in Darfur.

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Season's Eatings: Recipes

Authors of Forking Fantastic!: Put the Party Back in Dinner Party, Zora O'Neill and Tamara Reynolds, will be joining The Brian Lehrer Show each week in December to talk about holiday food and entertaining. They start their weekly December visits today with advice on holiday entertaining on a budget. Here's ...

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Uncommon Economic Resolutions

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Post your resolution under 'Tell Your Story' on the Uncommon Economic Indicators Home Page!

One year ago we introduced Your Uncommon Economic Indicators. Since then, hundreds of you have sent us stories, photos, videos…and even calls to report on the changes you see ...

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