- Newsmaker: Portland Police Refuses to Cooperate with Feds - Portland police have refused a request from the US Department of Justice for help in interviewing Middle Eastern immigrants in its ongoing investigation on terrorism. Jeff Brady, of Oregon Public Broadcasting, explains the refusal from a police bureau already under fire for racial profiling.
- Reporter's Notebook: Thanksgiving's Truths and Myths - Thanksgiving is America's oldest celebration, and its history is shrouded in myth. Beyond the legends are sad truths and important facts about the Pilgrims and Native Americans. Los Angeles Times' columnist John Balzar suggests that, at least for tomorrow, we should forget the history and "feast" on the myths.
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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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