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.)
At great risk, a million Mexicans try to cross into the United States each year.
Class is less important in America than it was, but it still plays a role.
How the 1991 Persian Gulf War left Saddam Hussein in power and set the stage for the current war in Iraq.
NEWS & TRENDS
Goats in trees; exploring gossip; an ancient Cup-O-Noodles; and more
Should the government fund stem-cell research?
The controversy over Indian mascots in sports
Excerpts from New York Times columnists
Some lighter looks at what's in the news