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Rebuilding a life

By AARON BLAKE
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

Karen Edmonson was a drug abuser by age 11, a high school dropout by 10th grade and a convicted drug dealer by 21. Even after a year in prison, she relapsed into drinking and cocaine and was weighing whether to start dealing again.

Bush adminsitration’s secrecy games raise questions

By DALE McFEATTERS

In the latest in a lengthening series of flaps about leaks, authorized and unauthorized, of secret information from the Bush administration, the CIA has fired a long-serving employee for unauthorized contacts with journalists and disclosing classified information.

What’s the alternative?

By STAR PARKER

There’s a lot of talk these days of about the Democrats regaining control of Congress in the upcoming elections. Polls are showing as much dissatisfaction with Republicans as they showed toward the Democrats when Republicans gained control in 1994.

Making the boys nervous

By BONNIE ERBE

True or false: The better women and girls fare in athletics, the more threatened boys and men appear. Decide for yourself, after reading this little ditty from Sunday’s Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

Learning from history

Iraq, war critics claim, is America’s new Vietnam. They could be right.
Writes David Kranz in the Sioux Falls, SD, Argus-Leader:

As President Bush travels across the country proclaiming successes in Iraq, critics are getting louder in opposition.