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Cover Story

Attacking the future now

by Mindy Belz

Cover Story | While the world discusses Iraq after Saddam, Baghdad and its operatives systematically seek to wipe out democratic opponents

In this issue: "Attacking the future now," Feb. 22, 2003

Features

'The greatest gift'

By Edward E. Plowman

National | Acknowledgement of God prevalent in government circles

Faith & works

By Edward E. Plowman

National | Faith-based initiatives can work. Just ask the Texas Criminal Justice Policy Council.

Methodist mockery

By Edward E. Plowman

National | What part of no don't liberals in the 8.4-million-member United Methodist Church understand?

Guidance counseling

By Edward E. Plowman

National | Public schools now risk losing federal money if they violate the religious freedom of students and teachers

Dobson's dents

By Edward E. Plowman

National | The low national economic tide is causing many boats to run aground, and is even denting the hulls of some of the most popular denominational and parachurch…

Rise up and roar

By Greg Dabel

International | Members of the lower caste stage a quiet revolution against laws prohibiting religious conversion

Dog days

By The Editors

National | Attack-dog lawyers in Colorado may soon be able to fetch bigger fees for bereaved pet owners by suing negligent vets for "loss of companionship."

Dispatches

Flashtraffic: Netanyahu wary of potential attacks on Israel

By Joel C. Rosenberg

The United States and Israel face the most ominous threats since 9/11, warns Israeli Foreign Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in an exclusive interview with WORLD.

Flashtraffic: Bin Laden audiotape found

By Joel C. Rosenberg

Saddam Hussein called for suicide attacks, and now comes the chilling audiotape that U.S. intelligence experts say was likely recorded by Osama bin Laden

Flashtraffic: a silver lining to the war with Iraq?

By Joel C. Rosenberg

Might there be a silver lining to the dark storm clouds of war now gathering-a new chance for peace in a post-Saddam world? Mr. Netanyahu hopes so.

Quotables

I was like the Beverly Hillbillies! Ted Turner, in an interview with NBC News, on his rise to wealth. The cable mogul lost between $7 billion and $8 billion…

'We really need peace here'

By Joel C. Rosenberg

As war in Iraq approaches, Westerners in Israel start clearing out; meanwhile, anti-terror crackdowns in Palestinian areas create difficult, frustrating…

Top news

By The Editors

1 north korea: un-moved Mohamed ElBaradei is one busy man, thanks to simultaneous weapons lawbreaking on the part of Iraq and North Korea. The International…

Quick Takes

Network abstinence If HBO's racy Sex and the City is such a groundbreaking success, why have three of the four big broadcast networks abstained from making…

Columnists

Getting shelved

By Joel Belz

In our public libraries, that's not as easy as it might seem

Mailbag

Gene Edward Veith says hearing bad language is not sinful ("Rating the ratings," Jan. 11). It is one thing to have it put upon us Christians as we move in…

The only Christian way?

By Andrée Seu

Maybe we should forget A Trip to Bountiful and take a trip to Chicago

Washington, then and now

By Marvin Olasky

The decisions of our first president continue to affect us today

Culture

In the book spotlight: The Right Man

By The Editors

Culture | David Frum, though not originally impressed with the Bush administration, shows his belief that Bush is, in fact, the right man.

Bestsellers

By The Editors

Culture | The five best-selling hardback nonfiction books as measured by placement on four leading lists as of Feb. 10

Lethal 'gospel'

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | Addicted to sin, Islamic terrorists believe that killing "infidels" is the only sure way to make it to heaven

Onward, Christian soldiers

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | The United States is preparing for battle, but does it have the culture to handle the Civil War epic Gods and Generals?

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