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Monday, August 18, 2008

Find out how the epic Supreme Court case Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, filed on behalf of a Guantanamo detainee, challenged abuses of executive power and won. Also, States of the Union is all about our own New York. We look into how the pigeon evolved from cliff dweller to city dweller. Plus: does Obama's candidacy mark an end to traditional black politics?

Hamdan v. Rumsfeld

The Supreme Court case Hamdan v. Rumsfeld was two lawyers’ attempt to overturn the system set up to try the detainees at Guantanamo. Lt. Commander Charles Swift was one of those lawyers; he was defense counsel for detainee Salim Ahmed Hamdan, who had been Osama bin Laden's personal driver and ...

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States of the Union: New York

We look at New York State. Find out about this week’s special legislative session to deal with the projected budget shortfall, how the economic downturn on Wall Street is affecting the rest of the state, and what rising food prices mean for the Empire State’s farmers. Plus: a look at ...


Pigeon, a.k.a. Superdove

Pigeons’ ancestral homes are on the cliffs of sea coasts. How did they become so suited to city life? Courtney Humphries, author of the new book Superdove: How the Pigeon Took Manhattan…And the World, explains how pigeons became city dwellers, and why those who see them as mere urban ...

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The End of Black Politics

Does Obama’s candidacy mean the end of traditional black politics? Matt Bai is author of the recent New York Times Magazine article, "Post Race."

Weigh in: What do you think Obama's candidacy means for the future of black politics? Leave a comment below, or call us at 212-433-9692.

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