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---U.S. Politics & Society---
An Atlantic article surmises why Gore is fighting so hard:
this is his last chance at national office.
Asian Americans are making inroads into the political and
civic mainstream, but have far to go, according to a Far
East Economic Review feature.
Salon reviews Lynne Cheney's recently (and unfortunately)
reprinted novel, The Body Politic.
A New Republic article argues that Florida election law and
the legal battles there have been eminently reasonable.
TIME Europe has some foreign policy advice for George W.
Bush as he closes in on the presidency.

---International Politics & Society---
Far East Economic Review discusses the international
alliance and attack strategy the U.S. is weighing in
retaliation against the Taliban for the USS Cole bombing.
As Salon reports, the Canadian parliamentary election was
the picture of efficiency and accuracy, contrasting sharply
with that of their neighbor to the south.
As Vicente Fox assumes the office of President of Mexico,
Salon examines his views and the future of U.S.-Mexico
A CIO article explores why, and how, India is producing the
world's brightest IT minds.
Asiaweek reports that Hong Kong businessmen are starting to
worry that widespread student activism there will erode
their companies' competetive edge.
TIME Europe reports on the effort to establish a permanent
international war crimes court.
U.S. News looks at Barak's loss of support and the
possibility of a Netanyahu comeback.
The French have a problem, TIME Europe reports: cute baby
magot monkeys, a trendy pet, grow up to be surly, aggressive
adults, which has led to masses of them being left in parks,
where they pose a danger to humans.

PC World reviews systems with the new Intel Pentium 4
Microsoft Office 2001 for the Mac OS hits the shelves, and
Computer User reviews it.
CIO writes about technology terminology that has made it
into the latest American Heritage Dictionary.
Business 2.0 profiles eleven poor families who received free
computers and subsidized Internet access last year as part
of a federal pilot program.
A Salon piece explains why computers and software are so
full of defects, and why, someday, manufacturers will have
to start caring about it.

In a Salon article, one consumer laments that e-tailers are
no longer so generous with the freebies.
A Boardwatch article contends that the real speed bottleneck
on the public Internet is the way it's put together.
Business 2.0 reports that eBay, unlike Napster, is actually
making money on bootlegged music.
A monopsony is the opposite of a monopoly--many sellers with
just one buyer.  The Industry Standard looks at how the
Internet may give rise to such a situation.
A column in Macworld rebuffs the paranoia over Internet
privacy invasions, instead welcoming them with open arms.

U.S. News reports that Amtrak's new high-tech Acela Express
hits speeds of up to 150mph.  Will it be enough to save
Amtrak when government subsidies end?
Business 2.0 examines a new kind of small-business hatchery:
the Internet accelerator.
Employment Review presents its annual survey of employment
activity by sector, predicting which markets will be hot in
Kiplinger's provides advice for well-off parents on how to
raise unspoiled children.
A Weekly Standard article examines the tenure of Alan
Greenspan.  How much credit does he deserve?

---Science & Health---
Red Herring reports on the discovery of a rare mutation: 
scientists in England have found a woman whose vision is
based on four colors rather than three.
An obscure rat-borne disease found in Asian rice fields may
be the answer to treating AIDS cheaply, reports Far East
Economic Review.
U.S. News looks at the debate over DDT.  Does the benefit of
stopping mosquitos carrying malaria outweigh the
environmental risk?
An Education Week piece calls the mantra "all children can
learn" one of the great red herrings of education.
Kiplinger's offers tips on figuring out financial aid forms
for parents of children going to college.

A Sports Illustrated column asserts that Americans' civility
during crisis has been learned through sports.
In Sportsjones, a novelist and former NFL pro writes about
working with Jim Brown, Oliver Stone, and Al Pacino in the
making of Any Given Sunday.
Outside has a special holiday gift guide for the intrepid
outdoor explorer on your list.
A Sports Illustrated piece likens college football's Bowl
Championship Series to New Coke: an innovation the public
doesn't want.