Feb. 17

                
  • Texas mayor grapples with racism

    Texas mayor grapples with racism

    February 16, 2007

    HOUSTON — The mayor of a tiny town on the Gulf Coast of Texas tried to lead the way for the nation in prohibiting the use of the “n-word,” the racist slur directed at African Americans....

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  • Cheney leaves country in midst of Libby trial

    Cheney leaves country in midst of Libby trial

    February 16, 2007 By Teresa Albano

    In his Washington Post column, Eugene Robinson writes, “If you’ve been following the … Lewis ‘Scooter’ Libby perjury trial, I can understand how you might confuse Dick Cheney with Tony Soprano. Cheney’s office is beginning to...

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  • Sudan doc rocks reel to real world

    Sudan doc rocks reel to real world

    February 16, 2007

    In a world with a lot of confusion, the film “God Grew Tired of Us” helps bring our dispirited lives into focus. Some movies present a tiny moment that makes a fair film good, but this...

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  • A compelling auto industry whodunit: Who Killed the Electric Car?

    A compelling auto industry whodunit: Who Killed the Electric Car?

    February 16, 2007

    Electric vehicles have been around since the beginning of the 20th century. One hundred years ago they even outnumbered gas-driven cars. However, mass manufacturing, cheap, abundant oil and automatic starters ensured that gas-driven cars triumphed over...

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  • In Darwins shadow, a socialist pioneer of evolution

    In Darwins shadow, a socialist pioneer of evolution

    February 16, 2007

    The man was writhing in the grips of Malaria. A torrent of tropical rain beat on the roof of his Indonesian hut. In the calm interludes between the sweats and chills, he wrote about ideas —...

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