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Houston Has a Problem

May 5, 2005 - Last December, the Dallas Morning News (reg req'd) uncovered anomalies in Houston school district test scores: it seemed that the Bush Administration's No Child Left Behind initiative, with its threat of sanctions for schools with low scores on standardized tests, was driving s

Ghosts of Mississippi

May 5, 2005 - The FBI is exhuming Emmett Till's body as part of a reopened 50-year-old murder case, evidently to prove both that the body is really his and to establish how he died. From the Clarion-Ledger:

Falling From Grace

May 4, 2005 - With network TV doing wall-to-wall coverage of every sensational trial that comes down the pike -- all Court TV, all the time -- it's hard to miss the ubiquitous Nancy Grace.

War Games

May 4, 2005 - To get a sense of how far public sentiment has turned against the Bush Administration's foreign policy, one has to go no further than recruitment figures released by the U.S. Army yesterday. Here's a clip from Reuters: