Richard Florida; Pell Grants for Prisoners; Looking Ahead to the GOP Debate

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A view (as seen from Manhattan's East Side, across the Hudson River) of the Long Island City Skyline with the famed Pepsi-Cola sign (left) and the under-construction 25-story apartment tower.

The first televised Republican debate is coming up this week. Slate columnist and National Review Online executive editor Reihan Salam previews the event. Plus: Pell Grants for prisoners; Richard Florida on New York's post-recession economy; why Major League Soccer is bringing aging European stars to American fields; and former 2 Live Crew rapper Luther Campbell talks about First Amendment rights in music and more about his life.