Aug. 11

                
  • Blues bounty serves food bank

    Blues bounty serves food bank

    August 11, 2007

    Bernard Allison performs at the 13th Annual Pittsburgh Blues Festival, which was held July 20-22 at Hartwood Acres. The proceeds benefited the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Nationally known artists Delbert McClinton and Frank Marino were...

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  • Texas unionists demand health care for all

    Texas unionists demand health care for all

    August 10, 2007

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coming to this coastal city from all corners of the Lone Star State, a strikingly diverse group of delegates — men and women of many nationalities, young and old — gathered for...

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  • Experiencing Afghanistan on foot

    Experiencing Afghanistan on foot

    August 10, 2007

    BOOK REVIEW The Places in Between By Rory Stewart Harvest Books, 2006 Softcover, 320 pp., $14. Five hundred years ago, a displaced young prince named Babur traveled across what is now Afghanistan, from Herat to Kabul....

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  • Why are so many Americans struggling?

    Why are so many Americans struggling?

    August 10, 2007

    BOOK REVIEW The Great Risk Shift By Jacob S. Hacker Oxford University Press, 2006 Hardcover, 256 pp., $26. Jacob Hacker examines a situation most Americans now face in their daily lives — growing economic insecurity. He...

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  • The American Revolution revisited

    The American Revolution revisited

    August 10, 2007 By John Gilman

    Are those who sing our national anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner,” and those who enjoy the huge fireworks displayed over our entire nation every July 4 really aware of the significance of this historic holiday?

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