Table of Contents

Cover Stories

Follow the leaders: Democracy's difficult path

by The Editors

Cover Story | Algeria Government: Republic. Elections: Every five years. Head: President Abdelaziz Bouteflika took power after his party annulled elections that favored the…

Cover Stories

Rule of man

by Mindy Belz

Cover Story | Democracy and the rule of law in the Middle East will take more than simply ousting the Taliban from Afghanistan or Saddam Hussein's regime from Iraq-though…

Cover Stories

49 1/2 hours

by Bob Jones

Cover Story | Before commencement of the "shock-and-awe" campaign, President Bush went with shock-only in an attempt to end the war before it really began-but clearly the…

Cover Stories

Six signs the war is going well

by Bob Jones

Cover Story | On the first night of the war with Iraq, President Bush urged Americans to expect a lengthy, difficult campaign. In the fog of war, reports of success may…

In this issue: "Beginning of the end," March 29, 2003

Features

Bouncing spell check

By Chris Stamper

National | Machines are no match for men, at least as grammarians.

High-tech happy meals

By Chris Stamper

National | Some McDonald's restaurants are about to provide a new treat with their combo meals: an hour of high-speed Internet access.

Caught in the Net

By Chris Stamper

National | Soon, Spiegel may go the way of Montgomery Ward and Woolworth.

Around the horn

By John Dawson

National | According to the New York Daily News, NFL owners might vote on a plan to expand the playoffs next season at their meetings in Phoenix.

Sayonara, Tokyo

By John Dawson

National | The start of Major League Baseball's 2003 season will look more Disneyland than Far East.

Pill pushers

National | Did the FDA follow its own guidelines when it approved RU-486?

The Spurgeon of Africa

By Priya Abraham

International | Zambia's Conrad Mbewe embraces the Baptist reformer's love of preaching, writing, and controversy

Player's death sparks change

By Chris Stamper

National | Though there may be no agreement on how prevalent steroid use is in Major League Baseball, hardly anyone disputes the problem exists.

Dispatches

Flashtraffic: Approval of war rising

By Joel C. Rosenberg

Approval of Bush and Blair increases

Flashtraffic: Democrats hammer Bush

By Joel C. Rosenberg

Democrats hammered President Bush in the hours before Saddam's deadline.

Flashtraffic: War support strong

By Joel C. Rosenberg

Despite words from Democrats to the contrary, national support of the war against Iraq is strong

Quotables

I'm 64 and pretty well wiped out [financially] anyway. I might as well go down in flames. Media mogul Ted Turner, on his reason for wanting to join the team…

Bush the democrat

By Marvin Olasky

We have a government of the people, not of the streets

Democracy 'in a dangerous place'

By Mindy Belz

Leading Middle East freedom advocate gets his day in court-and wins

Top News

By The Editors

1 palestinian map maker Yasser Arafat bowed to international pressure and selected deputy Mahmoud Abbas as prime minister of the Palestinian Authority in a…

Quick Takes

Building humility It's not often that radical protesters ask the police for help. But usually they haven't chained themselves to the wrong building. Jody…

Columnists

Youthful impatience

By Joel Belz

High expectations unmet and a culture of communism still trouble Czechs

Mailbag

Thanks for the great write-up on conversations with student "peaceniks." I used this article as a great dinner-time discussion tool with my family to better…

Speaking of God

By Andrée Seu

But when do our arbiters of propriety think we may

Always on God's mind

By Marvin Olasky

He never forgets the cross and so never forgets us

Culture

Bestsellers

By Arsenio Orteza

Culture | The Top 5 best-sellingcountry CDs for the week ending March 15, according to Billboard magazine

In the music spotlight: Johnny Cash

By Arsenio Orteza

Culture | Despite the allusions to Job and Revelation that Johnny Cash himself makes in the liner notes, the verse that best sums up American IV: The Man Comes Around…

What would Caesar do?

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | If the United States really were a new Roman Empire, then President Bush would not be so civil

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