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Cover Stories


by Mindy Belz

Cover Story | In an exclusive WORLD interview, the longest-serving UN weapons inspector for Iraq, ROLF EKEUS, blames himself for caving in to international pressure and…

Cover Stories

WMD: Weapons Must've Disappeared?

by Mindy Belz

Cover Story Sidebar | Like the mythical World War II G.I. who inscribed "Kilroy was here" on everything from troop ships to Stalin's outhouse at Potsdam, the words of Iraq's WMD…

In this issue: "Iraq: The WMD debate," Feb. 21, 2004


The getaway car

By Bob Jones

International | FLORIDA: Three of the Cubans who tried to sail a Buick to America may still make it; and if not, they may become a campaign issue

Peaceful preemption

By Priya Abraham

International | LIBERIA: U.S.-backed regime change in Africa is succeeding without more war


By John Dawson

National | sports


By Chris Stamper

National | technology

'I feel blessed today'

By Bob Jones

National | SNIPER: Gunman misses Ohio motorist's windshield by six inches, but reignites fear over unsolved shootings that began last May

Amendment activist

By Gene Edward Veith

National | Amendment activist: America can't survive with two different definitions of marriage

... Now a word from our viewers

By Gene Edward Veith

National | TELEVISION: Anger over Super Bowl sleaze is leading not only to plans for stiffer broadcast fines; cable may soon lose immunity

Southern Discomfort

By Bob Jones

National | PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS: After two losses in the South just a week earlier, John Kerry took comfort in decisive wins in Virginia and Tennessee on Feb. 10. One…

Lieutenant vs. lieutenant

By Bob Jones

National | With the general out of the race, November's election is shaping up as a contest between a couple of lieutenants-and military service could be one of the…

Massachusetts battle a prelude to wider war

By John Dawson

National | "GAY MARRIAGE": Lawmakers get a preview of the political firestorm to come



By The Editors

Letter, feedback, etc.

The Buzz

IRAQ ATTACKS American soldiers in Baghdad came their closest yet to losing top brass. Gen. John Abizaid, commander of all U.S. forces in the Middle East, and…

Quick Takes

Crude awakening Liela LeTourneau of Longview, Texas, wasn't as happy as most people who strike oil, perhaps because it really was that oil struck her. The…


By The Editors

Buzz from online journals, including


By The Editors



Passion deficit

By Joel Belz

Many of George W. Bush's natural allies can muster only tepid support for the big-spending president

Passion's pilgrim

By Janie B. Cheaney

As the debate about a major new movie intensifies, here's a story

Western culture

By Marvin Olasky

Like Gary Cooper in High Noon, President Bush has faced choices in which Eden was not an option


Heavenly reading

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | A book on the wonders of the Christian hope breaks through into the "spirituality" market

Youth supervision

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | Although they market to adolescents, adults run the music industry, and the industry insiders in the Recording Academy have tended lately to favor adult…

Give my the old-time hockey, hold the malaise

By Gene Edward Veith

Culture | Sports movies have pretty much the same plot.

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