Welcome to the online edition of The New York Times Upfront, where you'll find a selection of articles from our print edition. (For information on subscribing to the print edition, with all its addtional articles, graphics, and teacher's edition, please click here.)
Will Americans Vote Outside the Box?
Presidential hopefuls for 2008 include a woman, a black, a Hispanic, and a Mormon. Will one of them make it to the Oval Office?
After years of bluster, President Chávez takes Venezuela on a socialist course.
Pesos for Pizzas?
A Texas pizza chain starts accepting pesos and hits a nerve in the immigration debate.
What's in a Mascot?
The complex relationship between the Seminole tribe and Florida State University
Polar Bears: On Thin Ice
The Arctic territory where polar bears roam is literally melting out from under them.
The Vietnam War
Thirty years after it ended, the Vietnam War still casts a long shadow over America.
NEWS & TRENDS
Burger wars, psychic squirrels, vanishing towns, rowdy libraries, and more
Should the Guantánamo prison be closed?
Excerpts from New York Times columnists
Some lighter looks at what's in the news