- Making News: President Bush Names Intelligence Commission
President Bush today announced the formation of an independent commission to assess the accuracy of American intelligence, specifically Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. The President named seven of nine committee member, including liberal Democrat Charles Robb and Republican Senator John McCain. The Christian Science Monitor's Fay Bowers has more on the bipartisan committee and the high-stakes challenge ahead.
- Reporter's Notebook: The Prospects for Internet Voting
Internet voting would be the cheapest and most convenient way of conducting elections, if the results could be certified as legitimate. The Pentagon wanted overseas personnel to vote on-line in November-s presidential election, but that plan has been scrapped. Computer scientist Avi Rubin and Thad Hall of the Century Foundation assess the prospects and perils of online voting.
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Trump’s war on the FBI Donald Trump claims rogue FBI agents are part of a Deep State he accuses of “spying” on his presidential campaign. A former agent tells Warren the “the FBI doesn’t spy… it catches spies.” Shades of Watergate? Richard Nixon’s former White House lawyer, John Dean, says, “no way.”
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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