Table of Contents

Cover Stories

Senate scorecard

by Bob Jones

Cover Story Sidebar | OVERVIEW: Although 34 states have Senate contests this year, fewer than one-third of those are truly competitive. The late entry of former Sen. Frank…

Cover Stories

House scorecard

by Bob Jones

Cover Story Sidebar | OVERVIEW: On Nov. 5, Democrats need a net gain of seven seats to capture the Speaker's gavel and derail President Bush's legislative agenda. Here are 13…

Cover Stories

Northern nail-biter

by Bob Jones

Cover Story | Control of the Senate-and perhaps the future of the Bush presidency-may depend on Minnesota's tight race between Norm Coleman and Paul Wellstone. That battle…

In this issue: "The 2002 vote," Nov. 2, 2002

Features

Hunting predators

By Lynn Vincent

Religion | A lot has happened since WORLD's March report on Protestant clergy sexual abuse

Foreign fallout

By Mindy Belz

International | The outcome on Nov. 5 will help determine the U.S. agenda overseas

Top News

By Tim Graham

This Week | The Top 5 news stories as measured by coverage in The Washington Post, USA Today, and NBC Nightly News from Oct. 16 to Oct. 22

James's box?

By Edward E. Plowman

Religion | Scholar finds an ancient burial box that may refer to Jesus

Hager isn't horrible

By Marvin Olasky

Washington | Why exclude a biblical view from a federal advisory committee?

Dispatches

In Brief

News highlights from around the world

Quotables

That's the single-best thing we ever did in this ballpark. Giants president Peter Magowan, on the viewing area behind the San Francisco right-field fence. Up…

Quick Takes

Scotland's brat pack Police halted an animal-rights demonstration in Scotland after about 100 school kids pelted the protesters with milk cartons. Helen…

Reviews

Ringing False

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | Appropriate for any audience?

Cloning's cousin

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | Haploidization-a new kind of genetic manipulation-could radically change the institution of the family

Top Albums

By Oakenfold, Moby, Dirty Vegas, DJ Sammy & Underworld

Notable CDs | The Top 5 electronic CDs for the week ending Oct. 19

Notebook

Flash Traffic

By Joel C. Rosenberg

Flash Traffic | Political Buzz from Washington

Voices

Nobody's smiling

By Joel Belz

But we must understand the problem of the American family to solve it

Mailbag

What NOW? Your Oct. 5 cover story ("Perjury?") should be a frightening wake-up call. That the National Organization for Women would manipulate court testimony…

Unclaimed baggage

By Marvin Olasky

Scottsboro institutions would like to forget a 70-year-old trial

A letter to the sniper

By John Piper

You are evil, but Christ died to save evil people

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