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interesting magazine articles on the Web, please forward it
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---U.S. Politics & Society---
U.S. News follows the presidential election: A look at what
could come next and a detailed account of the evening of
Nov. 7.
The political system in the U.S. is more evenly divided than
ever before.  As a Weekly Standard article points out, no
matter who assumes the presidency, things will get ugly.
The biggest Congressional scandal of the digital age, says
Wired, is the government's refusal to put public information
on the Web.
Envisioning a future of online voting, an article in Salon
gets nostalgic for the way polling is done today.
Here's one novel presidential scenario: TIME Europe asks,
why not have two presidents?
U.S. News has detailed look at the Electoral College and the
chances of moving to direct elections.

---Computers & Technology---
PC World examines the different types of "snoopware" and
reveals some ways to detect if your computer activity is
being recorded.
A Forbes article looks at potential business applications of
'distributed computing.'
eye Magazine writes about suing ISPs for defamatory chatroom
or message-board posts in Canada, with a look at the issue
in the U.K. and U.S. too.
Web Techniques covers DeCSS history and legal issues with a
look at the impact of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
A Scientific American article describes a match between an
elite team of hackers and autonomous defender programs at
Sandia National Laboratories.

Science News explains how researchers are learning new
organizational computing models from the teamwork of ants.
In Fortune, an article looks at a new research approach that
may lead to the first working AIDS vaccine.
Scientific American reviews a new scientific study of the
psychological and social aspects of laughter.

---Health, Illnesses, & Treatments---
According to U.S. News, a new study shows that
low-birth-weight girls tend to be shorter and go through
puberty earlier.
After the FDA banned the harmful diet drug PPA,
manufacturers switched to marketing a drug that the body
turns into the banned substance, reports U.S. News.
In order for plaintiffs to collect on the tobacco
settlement, the industry must thrive. A Managed Care article
looks at this ethical paradox.
  similar: reports on the causes of and treatments for

---Business & Financial News---
A Fortune article delves into the inner workings of the
telecommunications industry to discover why its stocks have
As U.S. News reports, highly-visible e-commerce site had to throw in the sock puppet.
Fortune provides investors with background and analysis of
optical networking technologies.
A Red Herring article reports on how the press release
propaganda glut on the Web is becoming yet another problem
for investors.
---World Politics & Business---
Asiaweek examines the growing uprising against Phillipines
President Joseph Estrada.
Israeli rockets killed Palestinian militia leader Hussein
Abayat, reports U.S. News.
Asiaweek reports on the boom of the travel and leisure
industry in China.
TIME Asia reports on China's mammoth task of counting its
citizens, and the problems it will almost certainly

eCompany Now reports on how entrepreneurs want to use the
Internet to revolutionize higher education.
Education Week examines the U.S. Army War College with
respect to what administrators in education might learn
about leadership.
---Family & Business Life---
A Fast Company article looks at new-economy couples who have
made both their work and home lives thrive.
Red Herring reports on musicians and authors who are trying
to break away from their distributors and sell their content
directly to fans online.
A Salon article considers whether travelers should cancel
their plans when violence erupts in their destinations.

---Extended Play---
For those with time on their hands, an exhaustive
48,000-word piece on Microsoft's antitrust case from Wired.