- Newsmaker: Latest Poll Shows 90% of Palestinians Distrust US
If America-s goal in the Middle East is a democratic, pluralistic Palestinian state, what do Palestinians want? A remarkable survey has produced results that are -alarming- to the sociologist who conducted it. Nader Sa-id of Birzeit University details some surprising attitudes about issues involving women, Palestinian political institutions, American government and the Israeli occupation.
- Reporter's Notebook: Zero Tolerance over a Bread Knife
In Hurst, Texas, a high-school honors student and varsity swimming star was surprised when the assistant principal called him out of class. Taylor Hess had a reasonable explanation for the knife in his pickup, but his response didn-t satisfy officials. Pulitzer-winning Los Angeles Times- feature writer Barry Siegel has more on the Zero Tolerance policy that eliminated personal discretion and almost disrupted a promising young life.
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