October 8, 2007

CAN YOU SAY RECESSION? 5253
BUSINESS

CAN YOU SAY RECESSION?

Good news: the loonie is soaring higher. Bad news: it's because the U.S. is in crisis.
In 2017, robots will care for the elderly, your car will drive itself, and your house will talk. A short history of the near future. 5859
TECHNOLOGY

In 2017, robots will care for the elderly, your car will drive itself, and your house will talk. A short history of the near future.

Unlike most stories about the future, this isn’t science fiction. The focus here is on what life will actually be like in 2017. And nobody, at least nobody with any credibility or a research grant, is predicting flying cars or a robot-ruled world in 10 years.
IN SEARCH OF THE NAFTA HIGHWAY TO HELL 4243
WORLD

IN SEARCH OF THE NAFTA HIGHWAY TO HELL

Road plans in Texas have conspiracy theorists in an uproar
DOOMSDAY ALBERTA STANDS ACCUSED 2021
NATIONAL

DOOMSDAY ALBERTA STANDS ACCUSED

A huge fight between East and West—over the oil sands—is just starting
DAD’S YOUR PROM DATE 6667
SOCIETY

DAD’S YOUR PROM DATE

Wedding-like purity balls celebrate men as father-protectors
'Trying to follow the Bible, you realize how much you sin during a day. You tell so many lies just to keep conversations going.' 1616a
INTERVIEW

'Trying to follow the Bible, you realize how much you sin during a day. You tell so many lies just to keep conversations going.'

A. J. JACOBS TALKS WITH KATE FILLION ABOUT HIS YEAR OF TAKING THE BIBLE LITERALLY, AND WHAT HAPPENED WHEN HE STONED AN ADULTERER
MAIL BAG 67
MAIL BAG

MAIL BAG

I FOUND this week’s cover of Maclean’s featuring President Bush depicted as Saddam Hussein to be highly offensive. It is entirely appropriate to have a free and lively debate about the situation in Iraq. But equating President Bush, who is committed to democracy and freedom throughout the world, to a dictator who was tried and convicted of the mass murder of his own people is reprehensible and should be below Maclean’s standards.
The feud that just won't end 7879
THE BACK PAGES

The feud that just won't end

Legendary book editor Nan Tálese still can’t believe what Oprah did
About that Fred Thompson crack 8687
THE BACK PAGES

About that Fred Thompson crack

What the senator said on the campaign trail speaks volumes about cultural eclipse
A SOLDIER BECOMES A TARGET 2829
NATIONAL

A SOLDIER BECOMES A TARGET

The victim of a hazing in Afghanistan seeks redress in the courts
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