- Making News: How Tightened Security Is Affecting New Yorkers
During this Republican Convention, New Yorkers have been commuting with police officers in their subway cars. One taxi driver claims that half the city's cabs are being driven by undercover agents. This morning, on 8th Avenue across from the Port Authority bus station, cops were armed with automatic weapons. Chris Smith, who's been writing about security for New York magazine, has more about the mood on the street.
- Reporter's Notebook: Republican Delegates in the Big City
In this center of American theater, convention delegates have been given a list of plays and musicals that are thought to be suitable for people who think the way they do. Are the Republicans really just rubes in the big city? Rob Long, contributing editor to the National Review and Newsweek International--a and writer and producer in Hollywood, applies his wit and witness to the social side of the convention.
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