- Newsmaker: Palestinian Retaliation for Israeli Killing - A Palestinian bus driver drove into a crowd of Israeli soldiers and commuters today, killing eight in the bloodiest such attack in four years. Zalmin Shoval is a policy adviser to Prime Minister-elect Ariel Sharon. He says there will be absolutely no chance for peace until Palestinian violence ends.
- Reporter's Notebook: Submarine Accident - The Navy has disclosed that civilians were occupying key posts when a US submarine sank a Japanese fishing boat last week. James Sterngold, of The New York Times, updates us on the National Transportation Safety Board's investigation. Doug Waller, of Time magazine, recounts his civilian experience "driving" a nuclear sub.
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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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