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Wednesday, September 01, 2010

A massive IED crater by the road. Taken during a clearing operation south of Baghdad. (Austin King/flickr)

As the United States winds down involvement in Iraq, it should be careful not to disengage too much, argues Iraqi political analyst Omar Al-Nidawi, who blogs at Plus is it possible for police to balance COMPSTAT and good community relations? And Andre Agassi previews the U.S. Open.

Omar Al-Nidawi and Fred Kaplan

Omar Al-Nidawi, political analyst and co-author of the blog "Iraq the Model," and Fred Kaplan, "War Stories" columnist for Slate, comment on Obama's latest speech on the war in Iraq.

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Policing: Stats with Heart

In light of ongoing questions about CompStat's use in the NYPD, Eugene O'Donnell, former police officer, former prosecutor, and professor of law and police science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, discusses whether it's possible to balance statistics and community policing.

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Talking Politics: Amy Walter and Nate Silver

Amy Walter, political director of ABC News, and Nate Silver, the man behind The New York Times' Five Thirty Eight blog, discuss the November mid-term elections and the latest stories in politics.

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State Senate: Nunes vs. Huntley

Long-time State Senate incumbent Shirley Huntley and her opponent Lynn Nunes, candidate for the 10th State Senate district in southeast Queens, discuss the campaign.

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Andre Agassi: Net Effects

Tennis star Andre Agassi discusses life, tennis, his education philanthropy and his bestselling book now out in paperback, Open: An Autobiography.

→ Event: The Town Hall will be hosting a special event on Thursday, September 2, in Mr. Agassi's honor. More information is available at The Town Hall website.

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