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Archive: January 2, 2011 - January 8, 2011

From Mom and Dad to Parent One and Parent Two: What do you think?

Passport application forms, "in recognition of different types of families," will soon refer to parent one and parent two instead of mother and father. What do you think of the change?...

By Local Editors | January 7, 2011; 10:18 PM ET | Comments (11)

Reaction to NPR's new policies

By Paul Williams | January 6, 2011; 2:58 PM ET | Comments (9)

Is there an appeal to vulnerability?

A new study indicates that tears shed by women as a result of sadness do not tend to elicit sympathy and an urge to protect, as some previous research had suggested. But in politics, poetry and elsewhere, moments of vulnerability...

By Jon DeNunzio | January 6, 2011; 12:30 PM ET | Comments (3)

Should Congressional leaders have read parts
of the Constitution dealing with slavery?

The House began its ceremonial reading of the U.S. Constitution on Thursday morning - after a brief debate about exactly which parts of the historic document they would be reading. Rep. Robert W. Goodlatte (R-Va.), who was running the procedure,...

By Abha Bhattarai | January 6, 2011; 12:20 PM ET | Comments (21)

Will the reading of the Constitution on the
House floor have an effect on legislation?

The new 112th Congress has already made a little bit of history, but on Thursday it looks to make some more with the first-ever reading of the U.S. Constitution on the House floor. The reading is included as part of...

By Abha Bhattarai | January 6, 2011; 11:16 AM ET | Comments (8)

Should literary classics be rewritten to make modern audiences more comfortable?

Mark Twain wrote that "the difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter." A new edition of "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and "Tom Sawyer" will try to find out if that holds true...

By Abha Bhattarai | January 5, 2011; 7:57 AM ET | Comments (80)

Which issues are most important for the new Congress to tackle?

From health care repeal to the Bush tax cuts, the new Congress has a laundry list of issues to tackle. Which do you think are most important? Rank them below....

By Bethonie Butler | January 4, 2011; 5:49 PM ET | Comments (69)

With libraries cutting back because of budget problems, what will hurt the most?

As Montgomery's politicians and Excel wizards enter the new year focused on unforgiving budget math, the county's readers are learning more about what ongoing library cuts mean for their local branches and daily routines. Read the full story....

By Abha Bhattarai | January 3, 2011; 8:37 AM ET | Comments (2)

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