- Making News: James Baker to Lead Effort to Restructure Iraq-s Debt
President Bush has called on a long-time family troubleshooter to help him out in Iraq. His father-s Secretary of State, James Baker, will be the President-s personal envoy to help get Iraq out of debt. Wayne Slater, Austin Bureau chief for the Dallas Morning News and author of Bush-s Brain, about Karl Rove, looks at Bush's relationship with Baker and what it portends for Paul Bremer, Bush's civilian administrator in Iraq.
- Reporter's Notebook: Will US Put Another Man on the Moon?
It-s been 31 years since America put a man on the Moon. Since then, the space program has become known as much for its tragedies as its triumphs. Now there is said to be White House talk of another Moon expedition as the Bush administration looks for a fresh agenda for the final year of its first term. Patt Reiff, professor of physics and astronomy at Rice University in Houston, Texas and director of its Space Institute, says they idea is not lunacy!
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Touching down in fly-over country Dodge City, Kansas and Erie, Pennsylvania may have something in common. That’s just one surprise in “Our Towns,” a new book by James and Deborah Fallows. The veteran Atlantic magazine correspondent and his scholarly wife spent two weeks in each of 25 different cities. Their search for America’s character provides anecdotes, comparisons and distinctions after a journey of 100,000 miles.
Teachers are battling back Teachers are mad as hell in several red states. They’re walking out over cuts in pay and reductions in classroom support. It’s a grass-roots rebellion from West Virginia to Kentucky and Arizona. Will it renew support for the value of public education in a changing economy?
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