COVER: In the Pacific Northwest's ancient forests, an epic confrontation between ecology and economy
With thousands of jobs and whole communities at stake, the timber industry asks how the U.S. can afford to save the northern spotted owl and the forest it inhabits. Environmentalists, fearful the rich legacy of old growth will vanish, wonder how we can afford not to.
NATION: Washington has better things to do than posture about Old Glory
A Supreme Court ruling upholding flag burning ignites a political fire storm. But while the President and Congress wrap themselves in the flag, a host of serious...