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.)
Election 2008: Obama vs. McCain
What's at stake on November 4
China's policies have many critics, but its youth are not among them.
Growing Up Saudi
In Saudi Arabia's strict Islamic culture, the sexes are completely segregated.
What all the election jargon the media uses really means
Has the bill for America's addiction to foreign oil finally arrived?
The Death Penalty
After a break, executions have resumed, along with the debate on capital punishment itself.
1959: Cuban Revolution
Fifty years later, is Cuba headed for another, better revolution?
NEWS & TRENDS
Japan on a diet, wrestling your way through college, what killed Napoleon, and more
Do illegal immigrants help or hurt the U.S. economy?
Times columnist Nicholas Kristof on how Americans can really help Africa
Some lighter looks at what's in the news