National ID Cards Get High-Level Support

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Nineteen potential terrorists hid in the open before becoming hijackers on September 11. Though the FBI, INS and several local agencies had flagged their files, they were all allowed to board commercial airliners because the corresponding agencies maintain separate databases. Now America's largest software manufacturer is advocating a single database accessible by a single ID card, an idea supported by California's US Senator Diane Feinstein. We hear about the pros and cons on an old idea given new life by the terrorist threat, from civil libertarians Alan Dershowitz and Cindy Cohn.
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  • Reporter's Notebook: Rub-n Martinez on Migrant Workers and Crossing Over - From Southern Mexico to Missouri, Wisconsin and California, Rub-n Martinez has put a human face on those who live on both sides of the Mexican in his new book Crossing Over. Inspired by the tragic death of three brothers, the journalist-essayist writes about cultural crossover, highland hip-hop and "Mexican Manifest Destiny."

Crossing Over: A Mexican Family on the Migrant Trail

Alan Dershowitz

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Pacific News Service

Religion and Ethics Newsweekly

Sen. Feinstein on US Visa System



Warren Olney


Frances Anderton