Expanding the federal Secure Communities program nabs 47,000 illegal immigrants but erodes trust in local police.
Read the Texas attorney general’s lawsuit against BP.
This week on Need to Know: Life in a war zone. An embattled outpost where the U.S. military trains Afghan soldiers. Steve Mumford’s paintings of the war in Iraq. And a special pledge week edition of Next Week’s News.
Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman to sit on the Supreme Court, spoke with Need to Know’s Alison Stewart about the confirmation process, civics in schools and motherhood.
Decisions made by the Texas school board on which materials to include in textbooks can have ramifications across the U.S. Or can they? Three experts weigh in.
Full episode, May 14, 2010. Afghanistan, rewriting history in Texas, preventing cancer.
Members of the Texas education board open a new front in the culture wars with a push for ideologically driven curriculum standards.
Members of the Texas education board debate the merits of “capitalism” versus “free-enterprise system.”