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Person Place Thing Featuring Ben Zimmer

Apr 9, 2021
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Tonight at 10:30 on Person Place Thing, The Wall Street Journal's language columnist Ben Zimmer, discusses his person - William of Orange - his place - South Orange, New Jersey - and his thing - oranges.

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One thing 2020 will be remembered for: the emergence of the face mask as a way to help protect against COVID-19.

Bryan Griffin: The Death Of The Pursuit Of Truth

Jul 22, 2020

“I cited their study, so they disavowed it,” writes Heather Mac Donald. Ms. Mac Donald is a political commentator and fellow at the Manhattan Institute.

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You've seen them during the coronavirus pandemic: ordinary people on the streets wearing surgical masks or other face-coverings.

Angered over the state’s ban on hydraulic fracturing, some towns in New York's Southern Tier have raised the idea of seceding to Pennsylvania. The local municipalities' "wishful thinking" has attracted national attention.

Beneath New York's economically distressed Southern Tier: the same gas-rich Marcellus Shale formation that has allowed Pennsylvania and other states to cash in on the fracking boom. In December, after years "on hold," the Cuomo administration finally addressed hydraulic fracturing, banning it based on potential health risks and "overstated" economic benefits.

New Poll Suggests Weiner Leads Mayoral Race

Jun 26, 2013
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 A new poll finds that former Congressman Anthony Weiner has jumped to the lead among Democratic candidates for New York City mayor. The NBC NY/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll says Weiner leads City Council Speaker Christine Quinn 25 percent to 20 percent among registered Democrats.

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