- Making News: Reporter Jill Carroll is Released by Captors
The release of the American hostage Jill Carroll is dominating today's news. When the freelance reporter for the Christian Science Monitor spoke to Baghdad Television, she said she was well treated during three months of captivity. Experience suggests that Carroll, who is not the only journalist seized in Iraq, is lucky to be alive, and her ordeal reveals how war reporting itself has changed. Farnaz Fassihi is Senior Middle East correspondent for the Wall Street Journal.
- Reporter's Notebook: US Raises Mileage Standards for Light Trucks, SUV's, Pickups and Minivans
The federal Transportation Department has increased fuel economy standards for minivans, pickup trucks and SUV's. Secretary Norman Mineta says he's been tougher than he might have been because of the President's State-of the-Union remark that America is "addicted to oil." Are the new standards a step forward or a missed opportunity? Matthew Wald covers transportation for the New York Times.
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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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