December

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LETTERS

Smile Getting out of disaster Timetable or doom EPA: who needs science? Free Mumia Cartoons a plus

U.S. policies sharpen Lebanon conflicts

Demonstrations have taken over Beirut. Pundits say Lebanon may be on the brink of a new civil war. With Lebanon’s politics being a complicated mix of religion, family loyalties, class and outside intervention, current U.S. policies in the region have only heightened tensions.

NATIONAL CLIPS

PORTLAND, Ore.: City Council says ‘Bring the troops home’ ORLANDO, Fla.: Groups provide Thanksgiving dinners, despite city law ST. LOUIS: Winter storm kills 23 in Midwest WASHINGTON: U.S. fails on AIDS fight, again