Political Perspectives

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Pollster and political commentator Douglas Schoen talks about his prescriptions for fixing our electoral system. Then, New York Times immigration reporter Nina Bernstein reveals some of the often uncounted deaths in immigration jails. And cartoonist and reporter Joe Sacco discusses his latest project—it’s an account of a forgotten crime in the Gaza Strip. Plus, word maven Patricia T. O’Conner takes your calls on the complexities of our mother tongue.

The Political Fix

Political insider Douglas E. Schoen, one of America’s foremost political pollsters, dissects the failures of modern politics and shows how the electoral system can be fixed. In The Political Fix: Changing the Game of American Democracy, from the Grass Roots to the White House he unveils presents citizen-centered solutions—from ...

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Unreported Immigrant Deaths

New York Times reporter Nina Bernstein discusses deaths in immigration jails, which for years have gone uncounted and unnamed in the public record. She looks into why so little is reported by officials about who these people were and how they died. You can read Nina Bernstein's article "Officials Hid ...

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Footnotes in Gaza

Cartoonist-reporter Joe Sacco, presents a sweeping, original investigation of a forgotten crime in Rafah, a town in the Gaza Strip that has been a notorious flashpoint for conflicts. His book Footnotes in Gaza, is a graphic of a 1956 incident that left 111 Palestinians dead, shot by Israeli soldiers—seen ...

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Word Maven Patricia T. O'Conner

Our word maven, Patricia T. O’Conner, answers questions about the English language and grammar. An updated and expanded third edition of her book Woe is I has recently been published. Call us at 212-433-9692 or leave a question below.

Visit Patricia T. O'Conner's Website.

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