- Newsmaker: Bush to Oppose Race-Based Admissions in Michigan Court Case
By tomorrow, the White House is expected to file an amicus brief with the US Supreme Court, immersing President Bush in the politically charged issue of affirmative action. While the brief would provide considerable weight in the two cases involving the University of Michigan, there are echoes from the fall of Republican Senate Leader Trent Lott. Jodi Cohen, who reports for the Detroit News, explains the President-s dilemma.
- Reporter-s Notebook: Giuliani to Advise Mexico City on Curbing Crime
Rudolph Giuliani is credited for cutting crime in New York City by 60%. Now, a group of businessmen is paying him more than $4 million to do the same thing in a city renown for its corrupt law enforcement. Is cero tolerance what Mexico City needs? Is Giulani worth the $4 million fee? Sergio Sarmiento, political commentator for the press and TV Azteca, has more on the money and motivation behind the anti-crime campaign.
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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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