- Newsmaker: Internal Politics of the Catholic Church
The Roman Catholic sex-abuse scandal surfaced in Boston, with reports that Archbishop Bernard Cardinal Law had reassigned known pedophile priests without reporting their crimes to law enforcement or parishioners. Now, the Boston Herald reports that Law himself is about to be reassigned. Jack Sullivan, who co-wrote the story, looks at the many reasons for the move.
- Reporter's Notebook: A Look Back at the LA Riots Ten years ago, America suffered its most deadly, expensive civil disturbance of the century after an all-white jury found four LA police officers not guilty in the videotaped beating of a black motorist named Rodney King. Three days of violence killed 54 and caused a billion dollars in property damage. Larry Aubrey, civic activist and chair of the Los Angeles NAACP, looks at the lessons learned and yet-to-be learned.
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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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