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Cover Story

Labored secretary

by Bob Jones

Cover Story | Suddenly, one of the more unglamorous Cabinet jobs-secretary of labor-is thrust into the spotlight, as terrorism-related job losses worsen an already tough…

In this issue: "Elaine Chao: Unlikely star," Nov. 3, 2001


Strange changes

By Lynn Vincent

National | Textbook publishers, retailers, and insurers size up their industries in the post-9/11 world

Race for the cures

By Chris Stamper

National | Uncle Sam scrambles for smallpox vaccines as private firms fight old problems with new approaches

The freeze squeeze

By The Editors

National | Some big U.S. companies rely on Sudan's gum arabic, an asset that Washington may have to freeze if it is serious about disrupting al-Qaeda's financial support

Bethlehem under siege

By Mindy Belz

International | Israeli forces march into Palestinian-controlled areas in search of assassins, but are they going too far?



We really didn't want somebody else raising them. So I really wanted to put my concentration there and make that my priority. Rock star Pat Benatar, on why…


By The Editors

HIGH ANXIETY: America's anthrax panic revealed a country unprepared for serious health scares. John Podhoretz wrote in the New York Post that much of the fear…

Flash Traffic

By Joel C. Rosenberg

Political buzz from Washington

The Buzz

By The Editors

Congress tries to go about its business as poisoned letters shut down office buildings Nothing to sneeze at Who knows a ghost town better than a saloon…


Trading places

By Joel Belz

Terrorists and micromanagers: One replaces the other

Close to the plate

By Marvin Olasky

Baseball, fear, and a life-or-death struggle

In due time

By Andrée Seu

Looking beyond tragedy-with confidence


Image impact In all my 51 years, I have never been affected by a magazine cover as I was when I pulled your Oct. 6 edition out of the pile of mail. The…


The Music

By The Editors

Culture | The Top 5 CDs for the week ending Oct. 20, according to Billboard magazine

Home of the brave?

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | Americans must overcome being afraid of fear itself

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