End Game

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

While the combat mission in Iraq is formally ending, author Andrew Bacevich believes America is in danger of being engaged in “permanent war.”  Plus: An update on the plethora of challenges from flood-stricken Pakistan; and former New York Mayor Ed Koch on his new campaign to reform Albany.

Uninsured Lives

Wall Street Journal reporter Leslie Scism looks at the rise in numbers of people forgoing life insurance in uncertain economic times.

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Permanent War

Andrew Bacevich, professor of international relations and history at Boston University, West Point graduate, Vietnam veteran, and author of Washington Rules: America's Path to Permanent War, discusses the origins of global US military presence, and challenges its efficacy.

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Pakistan Flooding

Issam Ahmed, correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor, and Mohsin Zaheer, editor of Sada-e-Pakistan, a Pakistani-American newspaper for the New York area, describe the flooding in Pakistan and the local reaction.  

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Ed Koch: New York Uprising

Ed Koch, former mayor of New York City and U.S. Congressman, talks about his campaign to reform the New York State legislature.

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Talking Politics: County Leaders

New York Observer reporter David Freedlander and WNYC political reporter Azi Paybarah discuss the role of district leaders, the effort to oust the Kings County Democratic Party boss, Vito Lopez, and why you should care.

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The Closing of a Barnes & Noble

The Barnes & Noble at Lincon Center is closing at the end of the year. New York Times reporter Julie Bosman spent some time at the mega store yesterday. 

In the age of e-books and on-line retailers, have your attitudes towards chain book stores changed?  Will you miss the Barnes & Noble at Lincoln Center?

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