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Cover Stories

'RED' ALERT

by Lynn Vincent

Cover Story | One man's "fear-mongering" on terror is another's "preparedness," but clearly the threats are taking their toll on the nation's psyche-particularly as…

Cover Stories

Help the country; protect yourself

by Lynn Vincent

Cover Story Sidebar | RED ON NERVE AGENTS Your best protection is fresh air and staying calm. Listed below are the symptoms for nerve agent poisoning: Sudden headache, dimness of…

Cover Stories

The Real Deal

Cover Story | This paper was written by SFC Red Thomas (Ret) Armor Master Gunner Mesa, AZ

In this issue: "Weapons of mass hysteria," March 15, 2003

Features

Allegiance to the Constitution

By Edward E. Plowman

National | Three of every four cases passing from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to the Supreme Court were overturned last term-and court watchers expect the Supremes…

Pay up and hush up

By Timothy Lamer

National | Must taxpayers fund online pornography in public libraries?

Anti-war casualties?

By Chris Stamper

National | Stars with leftish views are again dredging up the term blacklist to give their activism a touch of martyrdom.

Only a test

By Chris Stamper

National | A crop duster will spit out a suspicious-looking cloud in rural Oklahoma this spring, but it won't be a terrorist attack; it will be part of the government's…

Pager-sized protection

By Chris Stamper

National | Travelers entering the United States face a new inspection: radiation tests.

Hybrid hopes

By Chris Stamper

National | Super-high gas prices may be able to do what eccentrics and environmentalists have been unable to do: push high-efficiency, low-emission hybrid cars into the…

Windows to the world

By Chris Stamper

National | Microsoft is opening a window to Chinese leaders that American software engineers can only dream of peeking into.

The enemy next door

By Mindy Belz

International | With the world's attention focused on Iraq, a high-level defector claims that Iranian officials were involved in 9/11 planning

Update: Nancy's nightmare

By Mindy Belz

International | An Iranian-born immigrant called "Nancy," profiled in WORLD's Nov. 23, 2002, story, "Border patrol," will soon know whether she must leave or may live in…

Cruel & unusual

By Russ Pulliam

National | Why is a liberal group fighting a program that helps keep former criminals from becoming repeat offenders?

'Agents of virtue'

By Susan Olasky

International | Author Paul Theroux returns to Africa and raises troubling questions about Western relief work on the continent

Dispatches

Flashtraffic: Bush's reelection prospects

By Joel C. Rosenberg

President Bush's approval rating, 57 percent, is the lowest since 9/11, says Gallup.

Flashtraffic: liberal Governor Dean

By Joel C. Rosenberg

Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean says he's liberal and proud of it: anti-war, anti-Bush, and champion of socialized health care

Flashtraffic: Senator Giuliani?

By Joel C. Rosenberg

Giuliani leads incumbent Democrat in hypothetical Senate race

Flashtraffic: Saudi Arabia, ally or enemy?

By Joel C. Rosenberg

A new book, Hatred's Kingdom, raises serious questions about with whom the Saudis are cooperating.

Quotables

It burns our throats to say good things to people. Francois Momal, research director for the Gallup Organization in Paris, on the difficulty French managers…

Fight or flight?

By Marvin Olasky

A withdrawal of U.S. forces now would only embolden Islamic terrorists

Hughes clues

By Mindy Belz

U.S. firm hit with record $32 million fine for military-technology sales to China

Top News

By The Editors

1 'a great cloud of dust' Philippines President Gloria Arroyo won't allow U.S. troops to fight Muslim terrorists in her country. Americans will still train…

Quick Takes

Material girl Two decades after Madonna began entertaining America's teenagers, the pop star is turning her attention to younger children. The Penguin Group…

Reviews

Bestsellers

By The Editors

Culture | The Top 5 best-selling hardback novels as measured by placement on four leading lists as of March 3

In the book spotlight: New spring books

By The Editors

Culture | Several new spring books comment on American culture from different anti-establishment perspectives.

Saddam chic

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | The connoisseurs of cool reject morality in their own lives, but give moralizing lectures against the United States

Voices

The meaning of 8-1

By Joel Belz

If the case against pro-lifers was this clear, what was all the fuss about?

Mailbag

The soul of science Thank you for your article on Texas Tech Prof. Michael Dini's evolutionary bias ("Arrogance and ignorance," Feb. 15). As a college…

Visions of the future

By Marvin Olasky

Books worth reading as Mars pulls warlike at the leash

'Ultimate reality'

By Andrée Seu

Our rendezvous with God may come at any time

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