- Newsmaker: Bush's Two Trillion-Dollar Budget
Last year's massive surplus has turned into deficit spending. This year, President Bush's budget includes big increases in defense and homeland security, and another round of big tax cuts. Allen Schick, public policy professor at the University of Maryland and a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution, regrets that Bush is repeating the errors of former President Ronald Reagan.
- Reporter's Notebook: Survival School for Journalists
Despite conflicting messages, The Wall Street Journal still believes its reporter Daniel Pearl is alive in the hands of kidnappers in Pakistan. His disappearance raises questions about the risk reporters are taking to cover the news in the world's trouble spots. Centurion Risk Assessment Services, a British company that offers security training, offers a Hostile Environment course. Director Paul Rees says it's based on real life incidents.
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