Thursday, July 2, 2009

July 2 Papers

today's papers
Coming Soon: A Jobless Recovery

By Daniel Politi
Posted Thursday, July 2, 2009, at 6:52 AM ET
The Los Angeles Times leads with a look at the growing signs that the economy could recover without a significant decrease in unemployment. The concept of a "jobless recovery" is hardly new, but many economists say the situation now could be far worse than what we saw after the last two downturns in 1990-91 and 2001, and could even threaten the recovery itself. The Wall Street Journal leads its world-wide newsbox with Iranian opposition leaders accusing the government of carrying out a virtual coup and urged supporters to continue protesting. A student wing of the pro-government Basij militia called for an investigation into the role that leading opposition candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi played in "destabilizing national security," which could send him to prison for 10 years. But Mousavi, along with another opposition candidate, Mehdi Karroubi and a former president, Mohammad Khatami, decided to up the ante and said Iran's leaders are turning the country into a dictatorship.
The New York Times leads with a look at how thousands of school districts across the country have made cuts to summer school programs. Education Secretary Arne Duncan has urged school districts to use some of the stimulus cash for summer schools, but faced with decreasing revenues many have decided to ignore his pleas. The Washington Post leads with news that five days before last week's deadly subway train accident, a key part of the system that is designed to prevent crashes was replaced and malfunctioned. No one noticed the problem at the time, and it's not clear whether the equipment was faulty or poorly installed. USA Today uses the reopening of the Statue of Liberty as a jumping off to look into how Americans' attitudes toward terrorism and security have evolved since Sept. 11. On Saturday, a small group of visitors will be allowed to climb to the crown of the Statue of Liberty for the first time since the 2001 attacks.
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