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March 16, 2009

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 additional articles, graphics, and teacher's edition, please click here.)

FEATURES

COVER STORY

Echoes of 1933?
The lessons for President Obama and the nation in FDR's response to the Depression


NATIONAL

Language Barriers
What's behind recent efforts to make English our "official" language

Coming Home
Does the American public have a right to see the nation's war dead returning from Iraq and Afghanistan?


SCIENCE

Can red and blue improve your performance?


ENVIRONMENT

Return of the Rain Forest
With millions of acres of farmland reverting to nature, is saving rain forests as critical as once thought?


TIMES PAST

1979: Three Mile Island
Is nuclear energy ready for a comeback 30 years after an accident at a Pennsylvania nuclear reactor horrified the nation?


DEPARTMENTS

NEWS & TRENDS
Pills with brains, un-friending etiquette, Chinese hip-hop, and more

DEBATE
Should colleges allow ROTC back on campus?

OPINION
Madeleine Albright and William Cohen on stopping genocide

CARTOONS
Some lighter looks at what's in the news