Table of Contents

Cover Story

Dues & don'ts

by Lynn Vincent

Cover Story | The law supports workers whose faith conflicts with paying union dues. Most workers don't know that, and most unions don't want them to know

In this issue: "Unions: Dues and don'ts," Nov. 30, 2002

Features

Powerful pixels

By Chris Stamper

Technology | Digital cameras increase quality while dropping price

Saddam's spam

By Chris Stamper

Technology | Brian McWilliams taps into Saddam Hussein's email inbox

Open Gates?

By Chris Stamper

Technology | Bill Gates proclaims that computer industry is in an innovation upturn

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 Nov. 13 to 19

Mary contrary

By Timothy Lamer

Politics | Can incumbent's right turn save her?

Drifting into UNimportance?

By Mindy Belz

War on Terrorism | The luster now off the victory over Iraq at the UN, subsequent events show that if the U.S. is to win the war, it will largely be despite the "international…

Digging in

By Mindy Belz

Afghanistan | With the other war dominating the headlines, the armies of compassion in Afghanistan battle to sustain the good work they have begun. They know there are no…

Dispatches

A little more conversation The White House is trying to distance itself from widely reported public criticism of Islam by Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, and…

Quotables

You're not going to eat a cat-and that's pretty. Louisiana trapper Paul Autin, who hunts 10-pound rodents called nutria, on why the animal's ugliness…

Quick Takes

Hunting terrorist kidnappers Rebels in Colombia's 38-year civil war kidnapped one of Latin America's leading Roman Catholic bishops and a priest in the…

Reviews

In the spotlight: Shallow Country

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Popular country music continues its shallow trend

Best Sellers

By Elvis Presley, Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill, Rascal Flatts & Various Performers

Notable CDs | The Top 5 best-selling country CDs for the week ending Nov. 16

Liberals turn scary

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | Focusing on "the struggle," floundering Democrats are bringing back Marxist and post-Marxist rhetoric

Notebook

Flash Traffic

By Joel C. Rosenberg

Flash Traffic | Political Buzz from Washington

Voices

Another needed needle

By Joel Belz

Is this rare person among WORLD's readers?

Mailbag

Horrors! What a surprise to find a review of the Dirty Vegas CD in your pages (Top Albums, Nov. 2). As we approach, no, embrace middle age, we are still…

70 mph treadmill

By Marvin Olasky

Six months' worth of books that are worth reading

Severed at the root

By Janie B. Cheaney

Families were always eclectic mixes, but marriage was the foundation

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