'The United States is engaged in what could be a generational conflict akin to the Cold War, the kind of struggle that might last decades as allies work to root out terrorists across the globe and battle extremists who want to rule the world, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said yesterday.'
Dick Meyer on students and politics.
Jack Danforth, Episcopal priest and former senator, wants the Republican center to retake the party from the Christian evangelists.
* Alternate energy research is often diverted into earmarked projects, hampering progress.
* Andrew Bacevich wonders, what isolationism?
* E.J. Dionne Jr. on Bush's deficit of ideas.
* Analysis: House Republicans choice of majority leader reflects their current worries. Post analysis also sees Abramoff's influence. David S. Broder ponders the choice.
* Kansas supreme court blocks attorney general from looking into abortion clinic records.
* Meanwhile, the Senate passed $70 billion in tax cuts.
* "Few administrations have done more to feed America's oil addiction than this one - and the same can be said for this Republican Congress."
* Libby's trial set for 2007, conveniently after the midterm elections.
* Connecticut tries to block No Child Left Behind.
* Investigation into NASA's inspector general.
Western Union finally gets out of the telegram business.