Matt Lieber

Matt Lieber appears in the following:

Illegal Immigrants and Health Care Reform

Monday, November 23, 2009

The public option and the abortion-funding 'Stupak Amendment' have been hotly debated as health care reform grinds on, but another issue has been bubbling beneath the surface ever sin...

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The Fallout Over the Hurricane Katrina Ruling

Friday, November 20, 2009

On Wednesday, a federal judge in New Orleans awarded approximately $750,000 to three plaintiffs who sued the Army Corps of Engineers for damages they suffered as a result of Hurricane...


When Less Is More: Some Health Screenings Deemed Risky

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A government-backed physicians' group, the U.S. Preventive Service Task Force, recommended this week that women delay their yearly breast exams until age 50. (Previously, 40 was the s...

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The Future of Moderates in the Republican Party

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Moderate Republican Dede Scozzafava dropped out of the race for the Congressional seat in New York's 23rd District after Republican pundits and voters flocked to the more conservative...

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Buffett's Big Bankroll Buys Burlington Northern, Bets Bituminous

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Yesterday, Berkshire Hathaway, the investment vehicle of billionaire Warren Buffett, announced it is buying up the remaining shares of railroad company Burlington Northern. It's a big...


Iraq Grapples with Aftermath of Suicide Bombs

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Iraqis are grappling with the aftermath of a pair of devastating suicide bombs that struck the heart of Baghdad on Sunday, killing more than 150 people. Rod Nordland, New York Times c...

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Winter Weather Challenges in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Even before the era of Alexander the Great, winter weather has posed severe challenges for anyone fighting in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Now American soldiers are entering their ninth ...


US Military Strategy From Eastern Afghanistan

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

All this week, we mark the eighth anniversary of the war in Afghanistan with a series of conversations. We revisit the attack that killed eight American soldiers from Colorado Sprin...


US and Iran Could Meet Face-to-Face

Thursday, October 01, 2009

After nearly 30 years of stony diplomatic silence, Iran and the U.S. sat down together at a negotiating table early today. Six countries are attending the meetings in Geneva to talk...


User-Generated Sweet and Salty Grilled Cheese

Friday, September 25, 2009

Earlier this week we talked about what happens when you bring Wikipedia's crowd-sourcing approach to organizing information into the kitchen. We asked you to take a simple recipe and ...
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The FCC Takes On Wireless Carriers

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Earlier this week, President Obama’s chairman of the Federal Communications Commission may have picked his first big fight. And it wasn’t over a Janet Jackson-eque nipple-slip or a fl...

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Making a User-Generated Grilled Cheese

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

New York Times food writer Kim Severson tells us about a series of food sites that apply the wikipedia approach to recipes. Wikia, Foodista and others allow anyone to post and edit al...

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New York-Denver Terror Investigation Widens

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The investigation into a possible bomb plot involving three men in New York and Denver is reportedly widening to include at least a half-dozen individuals in the U.S., Pakistan and el...


Movies: Meatballs and Feminist Horror

Friday, September 18, 2009

On Fridays we talk movies; today we're joined by Newsday film critic Rafer Guzman and Spoutblog editor Karina Longworth. Anna Faris, Mr. T and others bring a classic children's book t...


The President Talks to Congress, America

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Tonight, the president will appear before a joint session of Congress—perhaps the grandest setting for such an event—and deliver a speech on the need for health care reform. Among tho...

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Is Dan Brown the Savior of the Publishing World?

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

After four years of delay, next Tuesday will see the release of the book "The Lost Symbol," writer Dan Brown's much anticipated follow-up to the "Da Vinci Code." The novel will contin...


Troops' Families Speak About the War in Afghanistan

Friday, August 28, 2009

44 American servicemembers have died in Afghanistan so far in August, tying with July as the deadliest month yet for U.S. troops in that conflict. The increase in violence has reignit...


Sex, Books and Trains

Sunday, November 17, 2002

Host Dean Olsher posits the theory that three disparate realms ”“ the romantic, the literary, and the transit ”“ have a remarkable tendency to collide. As evidence, he offers: an interview with romance novelist Eloisa James, a short story by Mark Strand, and the voices of New York City straphangers. ...