Table of Contents

Cover Stories

NOW vs. Scheidler: A timeline of events

by The Editors

Cover Story Sidebar | The National Organization for Women vs. Joseph Scheidler is a federal racketeering case brought by the feminist group against a loosely knit handful of pro-life…

Cover Stories

False witnesses?

by Lynn Vincent

Cover Story | The U.S. Supreme Court is set to review the most sweeping legal judgment against pro-life activists in history. But painstakingly compiled new evidence shows…

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Cast of characters

Cover Story Sidebar | JOSEPH SCHEIDLER An architect of nonviolent abortion protest, and a named defendant in NOW vs. Scheidler . TIM MURPHY An activist with the Pro-Life Action League…

In this issue: "False witnesses?," Oct. 5, 2002


Underwater railroad

By Anne Morse

North Korea | A network of activists is trying to help North Koreans flee the starvation, oppression, and despair of Kim Jong Il's brutal regime-and not be sent back

Hurricane Schroeder

By Mindy Belz

Germany | Creating a storm of anti-Americanism, the newly reelected German chancellor must now ride out his rift with the Bush administration-and with his own party

Top News

By The Editors

This Week | The Top 5 news stories as measured by coverage in The Washington Post, USA Today, and NBC Nightly News from Sept. 18 to 24 | by Tim Graham

Soft targets

By Mindy Belz

Pakistan | The U.S. war on terror must continue, but terrorist retaliation-such as the execution of 7 human-rights workers-is aimed at Christians in Muslim lands. Does…

Ivory coup

By Mindy Belz

Africa | Surprise uprising in West Africa pins American students in a crossfire before their eventual rescue and evacuation


Quick Takes

Affordable war Can the United States financially afford a war with Iraq? Yes, argues economics columnist Robert J. Samuelson. Without commenting on whether…

In Brief

News highlights from around the world


I don't know if I inhaled or not. Democratic candidate for Illinois governor ROD BLAGOJEVICH, who acknowledged smoking marijuana in college. It was easier to…


Flash Traffic

By Joel C. Rosenberg

Flash Traffic | Political Buzz from Washington


Where is God?

By Joel Belz

Better to ask that now than afterwards


Power science Cal Thomas nailed the relevant issues in his column, "Gone bananas" (Sept. 7). It is all about academic power and has nothing to do with true…

How the West was lost

By Andrée Seu

Prophetic words on contemporary cowardice and its effects

Crossing over

By Marvin Olasky

Updating WORLD's Judaism-to-Christianity list


Keeping it real

By Andrew Coffin

Television | The Emmys rejected "reality shows" but still said much about TV today

10 questions with a Top 10: Ann Coulter

Culture | Ann Coulter's bestselling Slander remains on the top-10 bestseller lists (hardcover nonfiction) of The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and The…

Best Selling Books

By Alice Sebold, Tom Clancy, Fannie Flagg, Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus & James Patterson

Notable Books | The Top 5 best-selling hardback novels for the week ending Sept. 17

Top Albums

By Dixie Chicks, Toby Keith, Montgomery Gentry, Lee Ann Womack & Kenny Chesney

Notable CDs | The Top 5 best-selling country CDs for the week ending Sept. 14

Haggard & cashed out

By Gene Edward Veith

Music | Commercialized country stations fade into irrelevance as the influence of Americana music continues to grow

Fish and ships

By Hannah Eagleson

Movies | Big Idea's Jonah stays afloat, despite a few theological problems

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