- Newsmaker: USF-s Dramatic Move to Fire Palestinian Professor
Florida-s Governor, the President-s brother, is supporting the efforts of state-run South Florida University to fire a Palestinian professor of computer science. Governor Jeb Bush claims that Sami Al-Arian -has ties to people who want to undermine the United States of America.- Michael Fechter of the Tampa Tribune has more on the ongoing accusations and actions.
- Reporter-s Notebook: Catholic Outrage over Mexican Movie
In Mexico, the Conference of Bishops has condemned a new film as -an insult to the religious beliefs of Catholics.- The film which has political overtones for a devoutly Catholic President Vicente Fox, whose election ended 70 years of rigidly secular government, is already enjoying huge box office success. Freelance journalist-film critic Leonardo Garcia Tsao looks at the content and criticism of The Crime of Father Amaro.
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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.
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