- Newsmaker: Bush Seeks Increase in Military Benefits - As the President continues to promote his plan for Pentagon reform, Rear Admiral Eugene Carroll, of the Center for Defense Information, applauds Bush for waiting for a full appraisal. He says it's time for the US to cut the military budget and seriously adopt a policy of international cooperation and leadership.
- Reporter's Notebook: Academy Award Nominations - Oscar nominations are out -- with all the usual surprises. Charles Flemming, a columnist with Ifilm.com, talks about the groundswell of support for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. He says that director Steven Soderbergh faces a sticky situation in running against himself in several categories.
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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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