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Nerds gone wild

By REG HENRY Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Carnegie Mellon University, perhaps the finest academic institution in Pittsburgh and one of the best in the nation, has announced that it will allow opposite-sex students to…

The real terror in the West

By CLIFFORD D. MAY How curious that at the Academy Awards ceremony last weekend, not a word was said about the terrorist movements dedicated to the destruction of the West. Hollywood stars…

Improving education

By JOSE de la ISLA Do you remember taking the SAT? It might have had a problem like this: "Pat needs two colors for a fashion design. She has green, black…

Another Al Gore makeover?

By ARTHUR I. CYR Former Vice President Al Gore's renewed prominence as a result of winning two Oscars for "An Inconvenient Truth," his documentary on global warming, is fueling extensive speculation…

Early support for Obama

By LES BLUMENTHAL McClatchy Newspapers With the first presidential primary and caucus still 10 months away, Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., has endorsed Sen. Barack Obama in the race for the Democratic nomination. Smith…

Union requirement threatens anti-terror bill

By LAURIE KELLMAN President Bush and his Senate allies will kill a Sept. 11 antiterror bill if Congress sends it to the White House with a provision to let airport screeners…

Life in the second tier

By JOHN WHITESIDES While the early favorites in the 2008 presidential race fight for dollars and support, the immediate challenge for a crowded band of lesser known candidates is political survival. A…

GOP dumps terrorist money

A Republican Party campaign committee that received $20,000 in 2003 from a man now accused of helping terrorists has donated the money to a foundation that comforts families of wounded…

Edwards apologizes for war vote

By BETH FOUHY Democrat John Edwards said Tuesday that honesty and openness were essential qualities for a president, and that he was proud to acknowledge his 2002 vote authorizing the invasion…

Democrats rethink Iraq funding strategy

By ANNE FLAHERTY House Democratic leaders are developing an anti-war proposal that wouldn't cut off money for U.S. troops in Iraq while requiring President Bush to acknowledge problems with an overburdened…