Suzanne Smalley

High-Speed Rail Can't Replace Cars

President Obama set aside $8 billion for high-speed trains in the stimulus package, and Congress added another $1.2 billion. Yet many economists now say the costs of building a high-speed rail network far outstrip possible the benefits, especially when cars are becoming more energy-efficient.

How Do You Leave a Gang?

For many young guys trying to leave gangs, the pull of the old neighborhood is tough to resist. How do you let go—and stay gone? NEWSWEEK trailed two men who really want to figure that out for themselves.