Table of Contents

Cover Story

Osama's witnesses

by Mindy Belz

Cover Story | As the United States prepares to battle Saddam Hussein, U.S. allies inside Iraq continue to hold terror suspects as evidence of Saddam's close involvement in…

In this issue: "Osama's witnesses," May 18, 2002



By The Editors

National | A need for more than speed Home broadband connections are powerful, fast, and cool. So why aren't more people using them? Broadband business is growing, but…


By The Editors

National | A nation prayed My husband and I find strength in the word of the Lord, and we realize the power that prayer has in our own lives. I'm truly blessed to be…

Top News

This Week | The Top 5 news stories as measured by coverage in The Washington Post, USA Today, and NBC Nightly News from April 30 to May 7

Hoosier daddy?

Politics | GOP conservative beats moderate challenger

Theology of a terrorist

By Gene Edward Veith

Midwest Pipe Bomber | News media accounts fail to explore New Age and left-wing connections suggested by bomber's note

Castro's megaphone

Media | Five years after opening a bureau in Havana, CNN has offered viewers an essentially sugar-coated view of life in Cuba

Lights, camera, activism

Politics | GOP set to launch Spanish-language TV program

Another Clarence Thomas?

By Tim Graham

Washington | Liberals are fighting hard to keep a conservative Latino off the D.C. circuit court, and possibly the Supreme Court

Single-sex ed

By Tim Graham

Education | TeamBush announces rule changes to offer a new choice in public schools

Philadelphia "freedom"

By Tim Graham

Education | When Philadelphia's School Reform Commission proposed a new approach to improve the city's failing public schools three weeks ago, education analysts welcomed…

Watch out, left, here comes political multiculturalism

By Marvin Olasky

Media | The legs of journalistic spectrumologists-those who classify candidates as "left" or "right"-are getting shaky

Throwing the book at us

Politics | Former Veep prepares book on the family



It's over. We're washing our hands of it. Pierre-Richard Prosper, U.S. ambassador-at-large for war crimes issues, on the Bush administration's decision to…

In Brief

News highlights from around the world


Keeping people equal-equally poor The international left often points to Sweden's socialism as a model of economic justice and equality. But that equality…


Flash Traffic

By Joel C. Rosenberg

Flash Traffic | Political Buzz from Washington



Books | The five best-selling nonfiction hardbacks as measured by placement on four leading lists as of May 6

The Baptist Enron

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | If the charges bear out, a lesser-noticed lawsuit against Arthur Andersen could bankrupt the accounting giant


Step in for the missing man

By Joel Belz

An urgent, reasonable, and simple proposal to visit the fatherless

Triangular truth

By Andrée Seu

Why good journalists are hard to find

Rowing with the flow

By Marvin Olasky

Giving thanks to God, who has given WORLD a favorable current


Character counts In response to the April 20 cover story, "The long road to D.C.," I can attest to the fact that Jim Talent of Missouri is equipped to run…

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