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.)
Isn't the Election Next Year?
Why the nation is paying attention so early to the 2008 election.
The Perfect Weapon
Thousands of children have been forced to fight in Africa's wars.
Turbans vs. Haircuts
Young Sikhs in India are abandoning tradition by taking off their turbans and cutting their hair.
Teens & Supremes
Ten Supreme Court rulings that every teen should know.
Part 1 of a two-part article
Life in the Shadows
A look at the lives of a family of illegal immigrants in Texas.
PLUS: The immigration debate
1957: Little Rock Nine
The 50th anniversary of the integration of Central High School.
PLUS: A civil rights timeline
NEWS & TRENDS
Driving while texting, eco-friendly soccer, what your dog is thinking, and more
Is It Too Easy to Get a Gun in America?
Excerpts from New York Times columnists
Some lighter looks at what's in the news