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The Decline of the U.S.

“It was the best of times and it was the worst of times.”
-Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

The Best of Times?

By many reckonings, it appears to be the best of times in America: We enjoy a robust economy, reinforced by continually advancing technologies. At least one computer in every home, and a personal telephone on almost everyone’s belt. People are buying their 3rd and 4th cars. Our military is the most feared throughout the world. Indeed, in many ways, it seems like the best of times.

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Roberts Grilled on Abortion, Civil Rights - Supreme Court chief justice nominee John Roberts on Tuesday battled a number of senators who tried to wring out of him opinions on hot-button issues like abortion and end-of-life issues. But he stood his ground, maintaining that he stands by precedent already set and that he could not answer questions about issues that are or will be before the court.

Group Attacks School Bible Study - The Texas Freedom Network complained Monday that a Bible study course taught in hundreds of public schools in Texas and across the country promotes a fundamentalist Christian view and violates religious freedom.

Specter Promised to Block Bush Judges - In two newspaper interviews before the election, Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter promised to block pro-life and "extremist" judges appointed by President Bush, apparently contradicting claims he is making now amid fierce opposition to his becoming chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Sticker in Textbook Reignites Evolution Debate - A sticker in suburban Atlanta science textbooks that says evolution is a theory, not a fact was challenged in court Monday as an unlawful promotion of religion.

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