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Monday, February 01, 2010

President Obama highlighted green jobs during last week’s State of the Union address. Can a retrained workforce in New Jersey help jumpstart the state’s economy? Also today: Andrew Sullivan; an explainer on the confusing rules in the House and the Senate; plus a new book that makes the case for why equality in a society makes everyone stronger.

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Andrew Sullivan

Andrew Sullivan on the Week Ahead

From the decision about where to hold a terror trial to a new budget, this looks to be an interesting week in Washington. The Atlantic's Andrew Sullivan, who blogs at The Daily Dish as well as serving as American columnist for The Sunday Times in London, discusses the big ...

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SOTU Follow-Up: Green Jobs

In the State of the Union speech last week, President Obama continued to sing the praises of green jobs. Superintendent of the Essex County Vocational Technical Schools Dr. Michael Pennella talks about New Jersey's green job training and placement program.

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Senate Rules

John Stanton, staff writer at Roll Call, helps explain "reconciliation," "filibustering," "merging bills," and all the other confusing Senate rules that may affect the future of health care and other major legislation.

What would be your next move? Are Democrats better off starting over on health care or ...

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KSM Terror Trial Latest

WNYC's Bob Hennelly discusses the apparent shift away from holding the Khalid Sheikh Mohammend trial in Manhattan. Then, the mayor of Newburgh, New York Nicholas Valentine shares his invitation to host the trial in his town.

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Strength Through Equality

Kate Pickett, senior lecturer at the University of York in England and a National Institute for Health Research Career Scientist, talks about her book The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger and how research shows that most of society's problems stem not from what people lack, but ...

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Temporarily Protected

The Obama Administration extended eligibility for temporary protected status to Haitians living in the US illegally. JoJo Annobil, attorney-in-charge of the Legal Aid Society Immigration Law Unit, offers advice on how and why to apply for temporary protected status and discusses other issues related to immigration for Haitians.

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