- Newsmaker: House Approves Campaign Finance Bill
Campaign finance reform has passed the House after 17 hours of debate and seven years of campaigning. If it can pass the Senate a second time and be signed by President Bush, it will constitute the biggest change in America's political system in a generation. Bill Schneider, senior political analyst for CNN, takes a look at what the legislation means for Democrats, Republicans, and campaign contributors.
- Reporter's Notebook: Singles on Valentine's Day
In America's 2000 census, one-person households outnumbered "married families with children" for the first time. That's from an article in Britain's Economist on how singles are shaping the culture, lifestyles and economies of American cities. Economist and author Joel Kotkin has more on the "singular" development that's attracted the attention of advertisers, marketers and urban developers.
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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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